Polish ‘sernik’ has claimed the top spot on the list of the Top 8 cheesecakes in the world. Cheesecake. Cheesecake. Photo: PAP/Darek Delmanowicz According to TasteAtlas, which curated the

list, this cake, rooted in ancient Christian and Jewish traditions, is crafted with eggs, sugar, and twaróg - a type of curd cheese that has graced desserts for centuries.

The description further elaborates, stating, “It is believed that sernik originated in the 17th century, when Polish King Jan III Sobieski brought the recipe with him after his victory against the Turks at the Battle of Vienna”. “Today, there are myriad variations of sernik, some baked, some unbaked, but it typically rests on a bed of crumbly cake,” TasteAtlas emphasizes.

“It's common to find raisins, chocolate sauce, or fruits mixed into sernik, and one of the most beloved renditions of this dessert features a sponge cake foundation, topped with jelly and fruit,” it continues. Following the Polish specialty are the Japanese cheesecake and the New York-style cheesecake, respectively, in the rankings. Photo by Jacek Halicki, Wikimedia commons.