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Coconut Cheesecake

Both Instant Pot and Oven instructions are provided for one of my favorite cheesecake recipes.

You don’t save time by cooking cakes in the Instant Pot, but it’s always nice to have an alternative when the weather is too hot for the oven or you don’t have oven space during the holidays.

This is a basic cheesecake recipe so feel free to modify ingredients. If you don't like coconut, just switch out the coconut milk with sour cream or heavy cream and top with whip cream or fresh berries.



• 1 cup finely crushed graham cracker (9 crackers)

• 1 Tablespoon sugar or brown sugar

• pinch of salt

• 3 Tablespoons butter, melted


• 1/2 cup sugar

• 1 Tablespoon coconut flour, flour or cornstarch

• ½ teaspoon salt

• 16 oz ( 2 blocks) cream cheese, room temperature

• 1/4 cup coconut milk

• 1-2 teaspoons vanilla

• 2 eggs, room temperature

Optional topping: shredded or flaked coconut


Grease a cake pan or springform pan with cooking spray or line bottom and sides with parchment paper.

In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and salt. Add in melted butter and mix until texture is of wet sand.

Press the crumbs evenly onto bottom of the pan. Place in the freezer while you prepare the batter.

In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour and salt together.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth using an electric mixer. Add in sugar mixture and beat until combined. Add in coconut milk and vanilla and beat until combined.

Add eggs, one at time, and beat just until blended (do not over-mix).

Pour batter into prepared pan. Tap pan on the counter to release any air bubbles. Cover with aluminum foil.

PRESSURE COOKER INSTRUCTIONS: Pour 1 cup of water into the pressure cooker. Place a trivet in the bottom and place the pan on top of the trivet. Cook on manual high pressure for 40 minutes and allow the pressure to release naturally.

OVEN INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 50-60 minute

Cool on a wire rack for about an hour. Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Optional topping before serving: Toasted Coconut

Place some coconut in a l skillet Cook over low-medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden brown.


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