Crock Pot Creamy Cheesecake + Video

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Crock Pot Creamy Cheesecake is delicious, sweet, and perfectly fluffy! Make this recipe for a no fuss dessert with only 6 ingredients.

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If you want to make this crock pot cheesecake extra sweet, drizzle some homemade Caramel Sauce over the top just before serving.

making graham cracker crust in food processor

Creamy Cheesecake

Enjoy a delicious, sweet cheese cake without all the fuss by making it in your crockpot!

Try some more baking in a slow cooker with this Peach Cobbler recipe. You can make it with fresh, frozen, or canned fruit.

Or make one of my Best Ever Cheesecake Salads for when you want that rich, tangy flavor in just a few minutes!

pressing graham cracker crust into foil lined pan

How To Make Sweet Cheese Cake In A Crock Pot

First, make the crust from crushed graham crackers and melted butter. It’s faster in a food processor, but you can easily do it by hand if needed.

Mix together the filling ingredients until smooth. Then, press the crust into your cake pan and smooth the filling over the top.

Cook just until set, then turn off the slow cooker and leave covered for another hour.

Your creamy cheesecake will finish baking from the residual heat, and then you can place it in the fridge to cool.

pouring creamy cheesecake filling over crust

Slow Cooker Cheesecake Tips and Tricks

  • Always use high heat. The temperature difference between low and high is the same, but using the High setting means it reaches that temperature faster.

    Unless a recipe says otherwise, the High setting is the best choice for creamy cheesecake.
  • Does it need a water bath? Because the lid collects moisture while cooking, it creates the perfect steamy environment to prevent any cracks.

    There’s no need to use special racks or add additional water to the bottom.
  • Keep it covered. Moisture will escape any time you remove the lid, so leave it on until you’re ready to check for doneness.
  • When is it done? Usually, you’ll know your slow cooker cheesecake is done when the edges are set and there’s just a slight jiggle to the center. In this case, turn off your crockpot when the center no longer looks wet and shiny.
close up: pouring cheesecake filling over crust in foil lined pan

Choosing The Right Pan Size

This crock pot cheesecake recipe fits perfectly in an 8” cake pan. Just line it with enough foil to hang over the sides so it’s easy to lift out once set.

For smoother edges, use an 8” springform pan.

Because they tend to be a little thicker, I recommend testing an empty pan in your slow cooker first to make sure it will fit.

To make this sweet cheese cake recipe in a 6” pan instead, reduce all of the ingredients by a third.

placing cheesecake pan in slow cooker

Crock Pot Cheesecake FAQ

Can I freeze slow cooker cheesecake?

Absolutely! Once it’s fully chilled, wrap individual slices or the entire thing in a layer of plastic wrap and foil.

Use within 1 to 2 months for best results, and thaw creamy cheesecake in the refrigerator before eating.

My cheesecake is runny in the center – how do I fix it?

First, make sure your cheesecake is set before removing it from the slow cooker. Depending on your appliance, it may take more time to bake than the recipe calls for.

The most important step after that is to let it chill as long as possible.

It may be ready in as little as a few hours, but keeping it in the refrigerator overnight is best. Otherwise, the dessert won’t hold its shape when you cut into it.

Will this crockpot cheesecake recipe work with different flavors?

I don’t see why not! Stick to simple flavors without too many mix-ins, and keep an eye on the texture so you don’t overbake it.

Or, simply add more flavor with toppings! Try caramel sauce, fresh fruit, or chopped cookies and candy bars.

removing slice of crock pot cheesecake

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Best Crock Pot Creamy Cheesecake Recipe + Video

Donna Elick
This crock pot creamy cheesecake is delicious, sweet, and perfectly fluffy! Make this recipe for a no fuss dessert with only 6 ingredients.
4 stars from 2 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Slow Cooker
Servings 8

Ingredients
 

  • 18 honey graham crackers, 2 packages
  • 10 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 24 ounces cream cheese, 3 8-ounce bricks, room temperature or softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Instructions
 

  • Add the graham crackers to the bowl of a food processor. Run until graham crackers are finely ground. With the machine running, slowly pour in the melted butter.
  • Add the cream cheese to the bowl of the stand mixer. Pour the sugar over top, then cream together at medium speed.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally. Mix in the vanilla and flour until just incorporated.
  • Tear off two sheets of aluminum foil, approximately 16” long. Fit inside the cake pan, making sure to get it as tight to the pan edges as possible. Do the same with the second piece of foil, perpendicular to the first. The pan should be completely lined with foil, with overhang all the way around. Press the overhang along the sides.
  • Pour the buttered graham cracker mixture into the prepared pan. Press the mixture evenly in along the bottom. If desired, you can also press it up the sides.
  • Pour in the cheesecake filling and spread to the edges. Tap on the counter top a few times to release any air bubbles.
  • Place pan in slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 3 hours. Turn slow cooker off and leave covered for another hour. Transfer to fridge to cool for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • To remove from pan: Unfurl foil from the sides of the pan. Gently pull up on opposite sides. Cake should slide out. Gently pull foil back from sides of cheesecake and transfer to serving plate.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 693cal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 619mg | Sugar: 36g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published April 2018, updated and republished March 2023

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9 Comments

  1. Do we need to pour a little water into the base of the crockpot as well to cook the cheesecake as I'm confused since I've always presumed it BEST to cook with a little water in and not dry cook in crockpots.

    1. Yes 3 cups of water . I folded some rolled up and curled foil to rest the cheesecake pan on . I every so small vented the lid of the crock to avoid moisture build up on the top of the cake.

  2. I'm always so surprised about how many things my Crockpot can actually do! I can't wait to try this sometime this week 🙂

  3. I have a recipe for a chocolate cheesecake that I've had for many years and the recipe is for a 6" springform pan – so much nicer than doing a mickey mouse thing with a cake pan. Can you try to adapt this recipe for a smaller pan?

  4. 5 stars
    This is so much easier than baking a cheesecake, I love good crockpot recipes and love finding new ways to use the crockpot.

  5. 3 stars
    This would be better if the video played the actual walk through instead of ads. This happens with every recipe with a video where the arrow is at the left side, not in the middle!!!

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