Instant Pot Candy Cane Cheesecake

The holidays are right around the corner! I’m already craving candy canes! We are so excited to share another treat, just in time for the holiday season. It’s time to celebrate with our Instant Pot Candy Cane Cheesecake.

Instant Pot Candy Cane Cheesecake

The holidays are always stressful. Many are scrambling trying to find the perfect gifts for their friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and more! Need a potluck dish to make for that holiday party? Or just looking for a festive dessert to make for holiday parties or treat your family? We are so excited to share our Candy Cane Cheesecake recipe using the Instant Pot.

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Looking for more Instant Pot recipes? Be sure to check out our Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake, Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts, and Instant Pot Cranberry French Toast

Need another cheesecake recipe? We also have our No Bake Almond Cheesecake with toppings

Ready to get started? 

Crust ingredients 

1 C graham cracker crumbs 

3 TBSP Sugar

4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Directions 

Using a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well 

Instant Pot Candy Cane Cheesecake IP Crust Step 2

Press into a 6inch springform pan and set aside

Candy Cane Cheesecake Ingredients

2 -8oz cream cheese, softened

1 C sugar

2 tsp pure peppermint extract 

3 large egg yolks 

2 large egg whites 

1 C crushed candy canes 

2 drops pink food coloring 

Directions 

Using a large mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, the 3 eggs yolks, and peppermint extract until combined 

Using another bowl, beat together the egg whites until stiff and creamy

Gently fold the egg whites into the cream cheese mixture 

Mix in the pink food coloring and candy canes 

Instant Pot Candy Cane Cheesecake IP Cheesecake Step 5

Pour mixture into the crust 

Cover the springform with foil 

Direction to bake 

Place the trivet into the instant pot and pour 1 C of water into the bottom 

Place the springform pan onto the triviet 

Lock and seal the lid 

Cook on manual for 35 minutes

Let pressure release naturally

Remove cheesecake and place onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely 

Place into the fridge overnight 

Whipped cream 

 1 C heavy whipping cream 

1/4 C powder sugar 

1 tsp pure peppermint extract 

1 medium piping bag with star tip

1/4 C crushed candy canes

Directions 

Combine the heavy cream, powder sugar and peppermint extract and beat with a hand mixer until stiff with peaks 

Scoop 1/2 C into the piping bag

Spread evenly  the remaining whipped cream 

Pipe whipped cream along the edge of the cheesecake 

Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top

Instant Pot Candy Cane Cheesecake served on a plate

Cut and serve!

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Instant Pot Candy Cane Cheesecake

Keyword: Chocolate Cheesecake, Instant Pot, Instant Pot Candy Cane Cheesecake

Ingredients

Crust Ingredients

  • 1 C graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 TBSP Sugar
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted

Candy Cane Cheesecake Ingredients

  • 2 8z cream cheese softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 C crushed candy canes
  • 2 drops pink food coloring

Whipped Cream

  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1 medium piping bag with star clip
  • 1/4 C crushed candy canes

Instructions

Directions For Crust

  • Using a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well
  • Press into a 6inch springform pan and set aside

Directions For Candy Cane Cheesecake

  • Using a large mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, the 3 eggs yolks, and peppermint extract until combined
  • Using another bowl, beat together the egg whites until stiff and creamy
  • Gently fold the egg whites into the cream cheese mixture
  • Mix in the pink food coloring and candy canes
  • Pour mixture into the crust
  • Cover the springform with foil

Directions To Bake

  • Place the trivet into the instant pot and pour 1 C of water into the bottom
  • Place the springform pan onto the triviet
  • Lock and seal the lid
  • Cook on manual for 35 minutes
  • Let pressure release naturally
  • Remove cheesecake and place onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely
  • Place into the fridge overnight

Directions For Whipped Cream

  • Combine the heavy cream, powder sugar and peppermint extract and beat with a hand mixer until stiff with peaks 
  • Scoop 1/2 C into the piping bag
  • Spread evenly  the remaining whipped cream
  • Pipe whipped cream along the edge of the cheesecake
  • Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top
  • Cut and serve!
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Happy Holidays! 

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Comments

  1. Looks delicious! I love the color. Thank you for the recipe.

  2. Brittany Raisor says

    So quick and easy! And how pretty is it with the pink food coloring. Saving this recipe for our family Christmas get together.

  3. Darlene Carbajal says

    I bet that tastes amazing!! I love cheesecake! Would be great for Christmas!

  4. Christina Gould says

    Oh yum, I want a piece of that right now. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I just finally got a springform pan small enough to fit inside my Instant Pot. Can’t wait to try a cheesecake recipe!

  6. Christina Gould says

    Wow, that cake looks delicious. I love the colors. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Dana Rodriguez says

    5 stars
    This is so pretty and festive! Perfect for the holidays!

  8. 5 stars
    That cake is beautiful! I need an Instant Pot!!!!

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