Cottage Cheese Cake Recipe

Cottage Cheese cake

My mother is currently on some sort of low carbs diet. I guess each person has to try different things in their life. Anyway, that was a great excuse to try and make a new snack that was in accordance to her diet. Which made it harder that not only were 'usual' carbohydrates, like flour and sugar were clearly out of the picture, she is not even allowed to eat most types of fruit.

I ended up making a cottage cheese cake with the dough made of nuts. It also allowed me to use the grated hazelnuts, which I was eyeing in the drawer for quite a while.


  • hazelnuts
  • butter
  • lemon
  • cottage cheese


  • Mix hazelnuts and melted butter to create a dough
  • Put dough in the refrigerator for an hour
  • Mix cottage cheese and lemon
  • Put first the dough, then the cottage cheese mixture in the pan
  • Bake for 45 minutes at 185°C


  • For me, the dough ended up being brittle. I can only speculate, but I think I used too much butter
  • The taste was way too cottage cheese-like for my taste, so when I ate it, I mixed it with either chocolate ice-cream or whipped cream with raspberries