Rich Oreo crumble crust topped with a decadent and luxurious cheesecake middle and drizzles of caramel, melted chocolate, and of course coconut on top. This Instant Pot Samoa Cheesecake made with Ricotta cheese is probably the best cheesecake I have ever made. I know that is a bold statement, but honestly, it is one flavorful, creamy, and mighty delicious cheesecake that takes the cake for all other cheesecakes I have made! You get the rich flavors from a Samoa Girl Scout cookie but in the form of a creamy and smooth cheesecake that is topped with Samoa ingredients.
Have you noticed that depending on where you live in the world, you might better know the Girl Scout cookie by another name? I learned this a while back when I was talking about the love of Samoa cookies, and I was asked, “What is that?” At first, I thought they had never had the glorious goodness, but when I explained the cookie, they called it a Caramel Delight. Same goes for Tagalongs and Peanut Butter Patties, and Shortbread and Trefoils. So you might call this cake a Caramel Delights Cheesecake or Samoa depending on where you live. Either way, if you like the Girl Scout cookie, and cheesecake, this is a lethal combination that will bring you to your knees, thanking me for this glorious recipe!
Ricotta Cheese VS Cream Cheese
Many know that cream cheese is the base for most cheesecakes, but did you know you can also use Ricotta cheese? Ricotta cheese helps make the cheesecakes a bit more fluffy in texture, less dense, and not as sweet in flavor. So when I add the toppings for this Samoa cheesecake made with Ricotta cheese, it is the perfect amount of sweet. It helps bring the dish to a sweet and slightly tart combination, which is what makes it so delicious. If I were to use cream cheese in this cheesecake recipe, I think it could have the potential to be overkill on the sweet factor, and it wouldn’t taste as good. The Ricotta cheese adds a new flavor to the cheesecake that sets it apart from others, and I like my food to stand out when people devour it!
For the topping: To make homemade Caramel in your Instant Pot
- 8 oz Ricotta cheese
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 4 oz sour cream
- 2 tbs cornstarch
- 3 tbs flour
- 1 tbs vanilla extract
- 2 cups crumbled Oreos
- 2 tbsp butter , melted
- For the Topping:
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup melted chocolate
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- Mix together cream cheese, ricotta cheese, and sugar.
- Add in eggs one at a time. Add in flour and cornstarch.
- Fold in sour cream.
- mix together oreo crumbles and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 7" springform pan
- Pour your cheesecake mixture into the pan.
- Place 1 cup of water in your instant pot.
- create a foil sling around the pan and lower into your instant pot on top of a trivet.
- Cook on manual high pressure for 40 minutes. Do a quick release.
- Remove cheesecake and place in the fridge for 2-4 hours or until completely cool.
- mix together coconut and caramel spread on top of cheesecake
- drizzle melted chocolate on top
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 553Saturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 381mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 1gSugar: 41gProtein: 9g