Royal Cheesecake – Sernik Królewski – Recipe #280


  • 400g all purpose flour
  • 40g coco powder
  • 200g unsalted butter 
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 spoons of sour cream

Cheese filling:

  • 1kg pressed cheese/ ricotta cheese
  •  1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream 
  • 4 eggs
  • 150g sugar
  • 25 g of corn starch
  • pinch of salt


  1. Add all the dry ingredients for the crust into the food processor and pulse to combine.
  2. Add cold butted cut into cubes. Pulse until you almost can’t see the butter.
  3. Add egg and sour cream and process until you get a ball of dough.
  4. Transfer onto your working surface, knead few times and roll in a long shape.
  5. Divide in 3 parts and refrigerate for minimum 3 hours. 
  6. Line the bottom of a spring form with a parchment paper.
  7. Remove one part of the dough from the fridge. Warm up with your hands to get it elastic and line the sides of the form with it.
  8. Next grate the second part of the dough to cover the bottom of the pan. Place the form in the fridge.
  9. Add cheese to the food processor and process with a cream until smooth.
  10. Add eggs and process some more.
  11. Add corn starch and process just until incorporated.
  12. Transfer the cheese filling to prepared form.
  13. Grate the last part of the dough to cover the top.
  14. Bake in preheated oven to 180 C/350 F for an hour and then let it cool down in the oven. 
  15. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

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