Cheesecake is one of the most popular desserts in Poland.

A sweet curd cheese is its main ingredient.

There are many kinds of sernik, different in composition, taste and way of preparation.

The best known is a cheesecake baked in the oven and made on a layer of a crumbly cake, although there are also cheesecakes prepared without baking. In most cases raisins, fruits, a crumble topping or chocolate sauce are stock additions. Quite an original example of this Polish dessert is a delicious sernik made from a sponge cake and cream cheese and covered with fruit and jelly. This type of cake is served cold.