Fluffy and Light Instant Pot Japanese Cheesecake Recipe

Instant Pot Japanese Cheesecake

Japanese cheesecake, also known as cotton cheesecake, is a light and fluffy dessert that has taken the world by storm. This unique dessert is known for its pillowy texture and delicate flavor, and is perfect for those who prefer a lighter dessert option. The best part is that you can make it in your Instant Pot! In this blog post, we’ll be sharing an easy and delicious Instant Pot Japanese cheesecake recipe that you can make in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Instant Pot Japanese Cheesecake Recipe:


  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Grease a 6-inch round cake pan and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  3. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Sift the flour and cornstarch into the bowl and mix until well combined.
  5. Add the milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract to the bowl and mix until smooth.
  6. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.
  7. Gently fold the egg whites into the cream cheese mixture until well combined.
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan and cover with aluminum foil.
  9. Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot and place the trivet inside.
  10. Carefully place the cake pan on top of the trivet.
  11. Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 35 minutes.
  12. Once the cooking time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before doing a quick release.
  13. Carefully remove the cake pan from the Instant Pot and allow it to cool to room temperature.
  14. Chill the cheesecake in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  15. Dust the cheesecake with powdered sugar before serving.


If you’re a fan of light and fluffy desserts, then you’ll love this Instant Pot Japanese cheesecake recipe. It’s easy to make, and the results are absolutely delicious. The cheesecake is perfectly sweet, and the texture is unlike any other dessert you’ve tried. It’s a great dessert option for those who are looking for a lighter dessert, or for those who want to try something new and unique. Give this recipe a try, and you won’t be disappointed!

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