Instant Pot® Mini Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cheesecakes

Adorably delicious and super-easy 4-inch heart-shaped chocolate cheesecakes are the perfect Valentine's Day dessert! I use Lavazza Crema e Gusto Ground Coffee but use whatever is your personal favorite.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
9 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 55 mins
3 4-inch cheesecakes


  • cup crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreo®)

  • 4 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • ¼ cup hot strongly brewed coffee

  • ¼ cup bittersweet chocolate chips (such as Ghirardelli® 60%)

  • 2 teaspoons heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • teaspoon salt


  1. Prepare 3 (4-inch) heart-shaped springform pans by wrapping the outside with aluminum foil.

  2. Combine cookie crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl, tossing to coat. Press mixture evenly in the bottom of the prepared pans.

  3. Beat cream cheese with a fork in a medium bowl until smooth. Gradually add sugar, beating with the fork until well blended. Add egg and mix well.

  4. Pour hot coffee over chocolate chips in a small bowl. Stir until melted and smooth. Add to cream cheese mixture and blend well. Stir in heavy cream, vanilla, and salt; mix until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared pans.

  5. Pour 1 cup water into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Place a steamer rack in the bottom and place 2 batter-filled pans on the rack. Top with another steamer rack and add the remaining batter-filled pan. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 6 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  6. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes.

  7. Remove the pans from the pot and allow to cool completely at room temperature. Refrigerate 8 hours to overnight. Release cheesecakes from the springform pans and top as desired before serving.

Cook's Note:

Using a fork to mix the batter helps avoid air bubbles.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

400 Calories
33g Fat
21g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 400
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 7g
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 137mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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