Malted Milk Instant Pot® Cheesecake
If you like malted milk balls, you will love this cheesecake! Perfect for Easter, when those colorful malted milk eggs are available, or anytime of the year using Whoppers® candies. Cheesecake can be decorated with additional candies, a chocolate drizzle, or however you like.
- Serves: 1 person
- ¾cup crushed graham crackers
- 2tablespoons melted butter
- 2teaspoons white sugar
- 2(8 ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
- ½cup white sugar
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2eggs, at room temperature
- ½cup sour cream
- ½cup malted milk powder
- ⅓cup egg-shaped malted milk balls (such as Whoppers® Robin Eggs), smashed
Step 1Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line the bottom and sides of a 7x3-iinch springform pan with parchment paper.
Step 2Combine crushed graham crackers, butter, and 2 teaspoons white sugar in a bowl. Pat crust mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
Step 3Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
Step 4Blend cream cheese with a hand mixer in a bowl until completely smooth. Add 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla extract; blend until just incorporated. Pour in eggs, 1 at a time, mixing until just combined. Add sour cream and malted milk powder; mix for 30 seconds to combine. Stir in smashed malted milk candy using a rubber spatula. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Step 5Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Add the trivet with the handles of the trivet folded towards the bottom. Lower the cheesecake-filled springform pan carefully into the cooker. Lock the lid into place.
Step 6Choose the Manual setting. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 35 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
Step 7Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for 15 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid, being careful not to let any of the condensation from the lid fall onto the cheesecake. Dab surface gently with a paper towel if so, to absorb any moisture. Cheesecake should jiggle slightly when shaken. Leave cheesecake inside of the pressure cooker, uncovered, for 1 hour.
Step 8Transfer cheesecake to the refrigerator. Chill for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight, before serving.