This Grated Curd Cheese Traybake -or Reszelt Túrós-, is one of my biggest favourites from the family collection. I love the crispy crust and the soft filling together. It's a good dessert option for the guests, it would be a yummy treat in the lunchbox, and the leftovers will make a yummy treat a few days later too.



  • 400 g flour
  • 150 g sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 250 g butter on room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk


  • 750 g cow curd cheese
  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla paste or extract
  • raisins soaked in rum - optional


  1. Mix all the 'Crust' ingredients to get a dough. I've started with a fork, then just used my hands.
  2. Cut the dough in half, and grate one half on the large hole side of your box grater into your deep baking tray. If you wanna get more like a flat cake use a medium tray, if you wanna get a bit more thick cake (like mine) use a smaller tray.
  3. For the filling mix the curd cheese, icing sugar, egg yolks and vanilla paste by a spatula -and if you like raisins, add them as well-, then use your hand mixer to whip the egg whites to get a stable foam. Incorporate the foam gently into the curd cheese cream.
  4. Cover the grated dough pieces with the filling.
  5. Grate the other half of the dough on the top of the filling.
  6. Bake the cake in the preheated oven, at 180 °C, till the edges get dark brown colours and the filling is a bit more firm. It took about 25-30 minutes for me since the cake was quite thick. If you use a bigger tray, preparing a flat cake, it won't take that long.
  7. Make sure you let the cake cool down till room temperature, then you will be able to carve nice slices.
Grated Curd Cheese Traybake - Photo by © Reka Csulak

Grated Curd Cheese Traybake - Photo by © Reka Csulak

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