Instant Pot Funfetti Cheesecake

September 10, 2019Rose
Instant Pot Funfetti Cheesecake Sliced

This Instant Pot Funfetti Cheesecake is one of the easiest and most delicious Instant Pot Cheesecakes ever, and it’s just so pretty and happy to look at!   

Slice of Instant Pot Funfetti Cheesecake on a white plate

Months ago I bought the small 7-inch springform pans to start making cheesecakes in my Instant Pot.  Then I promptly got too busy too fool with it.  But after finally making a few, I’m kicking myself for not doing it sooner!

Making Instant Pot cheesecakes is my new obsession!  Every one I’ve tried so far has been delicious, beautiful, easy and just WOW!

Instant Pot Funfetti Cheesecake

sliced Instant Pot Funfetti Cheesecake on a silver cake stand

Tips to Make the Perfect Instant Pot Cheesecake

  1. Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature before beginning. This seems like something so minimal that it couldn’t make that big of a difference but it does, just trust me on this one.
  2. DO NOT OVER MIX! When you first begin with this recipe you mix the cream cheese well, like for 5-10 minutes. You do not want any lumps or bumps in your cream cheese or that will cause a lumpy and bumpy cheesecake. You want to get the cheese as smooth as possible in the beginning so you do not have to over mix the batter at the end.
  3. I’ll say it again for the people in the back. Do not over mix! When you add the eggs into the batter, only mix just enough to combine the egg, that is it, no more.


slice on Instant Pot Funfetti Cheesecake with butter cookie crust and butter cookies on the white plate


Making the Cheesecake Crust

This Instant Pot Funfetti Cheesecake is really just a variation of a basic cheesecake – the two big changes being that I made the crust from butter cookies instead of graham crackers and I added sprinkles.  These particular “sprinkles” are actually called jimmies and you do need to make sure you get these vs. nonpareils.  I’ll tell you why below! 

butter cookies for Instant Pot Funfetti Cheesecake crust

But let’s get back to the crust.  You’ll need about 4 ounces of butter cookies (around 20 cookies if yours are the same size as mine).  Does anybody else think of Vacation Bible School when you see these? Just me?  Okay.

butter cookies crust for Instant Pot Funfetti Cheesecake

Take your cookies and place them into a food processor.  Pulse until you have fine crumbs. Then mix in the melted butter.  Pour the crumbs into the bottom of your spring form pan and press down to form the crust covering the bottom of the pan and up the sides about halfway.

Making the cheesecake batter.

instant pot funfetti cheesecake batter

Next, you want to prepare the batter by placing the room temperature cream cheese into a large mixing bowl and beat on high speed until light and fluffy and there are no lumps. You want to make sure to get the cream cheese as smooth as possible at this step. Next add your sugar, sour cream, and vanilla extract.

Add the eggs  and gently mix them in with a spoon or spatula. I prefer to not use an electric mixer for this stage. You want to mix the eggs just until combined, again being careful not to over mix the batter.

After you have added in the eggs, take a spatula and go around the edges of the bowl and make sure all of the ingredients are combined. Then it is time for my favorite part, the sprinkles!!

sprinkles in measuring cup for Instant Pot Funfetti Cheesecake batter

As mentioned above – you’ll want to use rainbow jimmies here – not the tiny round sprinkles (aka nonpareils). Jimmies hold their shape and don’t bleed a lot of color. The tiny round sprinkles (nonpariels), when mixed into a wet batter, will completely melt and change the color of your batter!

springform pan wrapped in foil in Instant Pot for Funfetti Cheesecake

Finally pour the batter into the spring form pan with the prepared crust and cover completely with aluminum foil. Seal as tightly as you can and place in the Instant Pot on a trivet. Add 1 cup of water and place on high pressure for 40 minutes with a natural release (at least 10 minutes).

After you can open the lid, remove the foil and allow the cheesecake to cool completely on the counter. Then place in the fridge for at least 6 hours to overnight to allow it to completely set and chill.

Completely cool and chill before serving.

Instant Pot Funfetti Cheesecake on Silver Cake Stand with Whipped Cream and Sprinkles

Top with whipped cream and more sprinkles before serving!

Slice of Instant Pot Funfetti Cheesecake on a white plate

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have a “cake” option on my Instant Pot for this recipe?

NO you do not, I just use the manual pressure option on mine so you do not have to have the cake function. You can also use the off brand pressure cookers as well. Just set to high pressure 🙂

Which size spring form pan?

I’m using a 7″ springform pan but you could also use a 6″ pan. Just make sure that you have enough room in your Instant Pot to allow the stem to move around the pot evenly. If you have to shove it into the pot it will probably not bake correctly.

If I use a 7″ pan do I have to add more batter?

The cheesecake you see above was done in a 7″ pan. If you use a 6″ pan, your cheesecake will be thicker. If you want a thicker cheesecake in the 7″ pan, prepare the recipe as written plus half. So for example if the recipe calls for 2 cream cheese packages, use 3 and so on.


Instant Pot Funfetti Cheesecake

  • Author: Rose
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 405 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This Instant Pot Funfetti Cheesecake is one of the easiest and most delicious Instant Pot Cheesecakes ever, and it’s just so pretty and happy to look at!   



  • 4 oz butter cookies
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 packages cream cheese (softened )
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup rainbow jimmies
  • whipped cream (optional)


  1. Prepare a 7” springform pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Use a food processor to process the cookies until you have a fine crumb. Mix with melted butter.
  3. Pour the crumbs into the bottom of the springform pan and press lightly to form a crust. Freeze the crust for 15 minutes.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, Mix the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and mix until combined.
  5. Next, add in sour cream and vanilla extract and mix well.
  6. Last, add in the eggs and mix gently with a spoon or spatula, just until combined. I do not recommend using an electric mixer here.
  7. Fold in the sprinkles using a spatula, again being careful not to overmix.
  8. Pour the batter into the springform pan and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  9. Place the trivet in your Instant Pot and add one cup of water to the bottom. Place the cheesecake on top of the trivet and place the lid on and make sure it is sealed.
  10. Pressure cook for 40 minutes and allow to naturally release for at least 10 minutes.
  11. Once you can open the pot, take the cheesecake out, remove the foil and allow it to completely cool on the counter. It will be jiggly – this is normal! Place into the refrigerator for at least 6 hours to overnight. 
  12. Once the cheesecake is set, top with whipped cream and more sprinkles!
  13. You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cheesecake, dessert, confetti, funfetti, instant pot, pressure cooker, instant pot cheesecake

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  • Maranda

    July 20, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    I cant wait to try cheesecake in my ip. Thanks for the recipes.

    1. Britt

      July 20, 2019 at 9:05 pm

      Let me know how it turns out! I’m so glad you enjoy the recipes 🙂

  • Mary birdsong

    July 24, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    How to make a snickerdool cheesecake

  • Amber

    July 29, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Wow this looks so delicious! I have to make this!

    1. Britt

      July 29, 2019 at 6:54 pm

      Thank you! Let me know how it turns out for you. 🙂

  • Aurora Azon

    July 29, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Omg this looks amazing! I didn’t know you can make cake with Instant Pot!

    1. Britt

      July 30, 2019 at 1:23 am

      Yes! I love it so much! Best cheesecake I’ve ever had and it is so easy!

  • Britany

    September 3, 2019 at 3:28 am

    Maybe you can help me with what went wrong. The texture of mine turned out more like scrambled eggs. I called myself following the recipe very closely. Not sure what went wrong along the way but I’d like to figure it out. This was my first attempt to do an instant pot cheesecake

    1. Rose

      September 3, 2019 at 5:50 am

      It is usually very jiggly when it first comes out of the Instant Pot but once it chills overnight, mine is set up well. You might also add an extra 10 minutes to the cook time to see if that helps!

  • Sherry

    September 11, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    I have the 8qt InstaPot. Will the recipe require adjustments? More water in the pot? Can I double the recipe and use and 8″ springform?

    1. Rose

      September 16, 2019 at 2:42 am

      I’m sorry – I have no experience with an 8qt.

  • Rebecca

    September 15, 2019 at 1:18 am

    This was a huge disappointment. The middle looked gross and eggy. I made this for my husband’s bday and I don’t have time to make another cake before tomorrow. I followed the directions exactly.

    1. Rose

      September 16, 2019 at 3:52 am

      It looked gross and eggy after letting it cool and chill all night? Mine was definately jiggly when it first came out of the IP, but you can see from my pics it was not at all jiggly or gross when I cut into it the next day.

  • Susan

    September 19, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    What size Instant Pot do you use for your cheesecakes? I have a springform pan for my 3 Qt…I can adjust your recipe if I know what size IP you use (I think…maybe…ha.)

    1. Rose

      September 19, 2019 at 9:26 pm

      Hey Susan – I have a 6-quart Instant Pot!

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