Air Fryer Cheesecake - Luftfritteuse Frischkäse Kuchen

Use your Instant Pot Vortex Air Fryer Oven to make this German air fryer cheesecake, a Philadelphia Käsekuchen, and it will become one of your favorites. Why? Because it’s such an easy dessert to make and tastes divine! Just like Oma’s!

I used the Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven to make this delicious cheesecake. If you have something different, no problem. Simply adjust settings and cook time accordingly. 

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes

Total Time

55 minutes


Makes 8 servings


  • 1⅓ cups Oreo crumbs
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 8-ounce block Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • ¾ cup butterscotch chips (or preferred chip)


  1. Preheat air fryer to 300°F on bake and prep 8x8-inch pan by greasing or lining with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl and then press into a prepared pan. 
  3. Set butterscotch chips aside. In a large bowl, beat the rest of the ingredients until smooth using a hand mixer. 
  4. Fold half of your chips into the cheesecake mixture.
  5. Pour mixture into pan over crumb base and sprinkle remaining chips on top.
  6. Set on tray on the middle shelf of your air fryer and bake for 45 minutes or until top is firm. 
  7. Let it cool before moving to the fridge and allow to sit for at least 5 hours. For better results, let it sit overnight in the fridge. 
  8. Drizzle with your favorite sauce or fresh berries. Cut, serve and enjoy!


  • Use semi-sweet chocolate chips, dark chips, or whatever you'd prefer instead of butterscotch.
  • Using softened cream cheese can make the mixing easier. Especially if choosing to mix by hand, using a spatula, or mixing spoon.
  •  I used an 8x8-inch pan to make this cheesecake, but you can adjust the recipe to use whichever fits the size of your air fryer best.
  • I used an Instant Pot Air Fryer Vortex Plus Oven to make this cake. Placing your pan on a tray instead of setting it on the bottom of the inside of the fryer allows proper heat to get to your cake. Remember that your heat source comes from the top of the fryer. By setting it right on the bottom you won't get an evenly heated cake, which would also increase bake time. The quicker, the better, so don't forget to use a tray! 
  • If you have a different air fryer oven, follow the manufacturer's recommendations for adjusting temperatures and times.
  • I like to use my stand mixer for the mixing process, but if you don't have one handy just make do with whichever you have.

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