Sharlotka - Russian Apple Cake
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Just a tad sweet, Russian dessert made with fresh Granny Smith apples.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Russian
Serves: 10
  • 5 large apples (Granny Smith)
  • 9 eggs
  • 1½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 cups of flour
  1. Wash and peel your apples. I prefer Granny Smith apples, but you may choose different ones to your liking. These apples are a bit sour, and I don’t like making this cake very sweet. If you like it on the sweet side, just use sweet apples and add more sugar.
  2. Cut up your apples and remove the core.
  3. Using mandoline slicer cut up the apple pieces into thin even slices. You can also simply cut them up in small pieces.
  4. Break all your eggs in a bowl. I used medium size egg, if you have smaller size or larger size eggs…you may need to slightly change the quantity.
  5. Then add 1½ cups of sugar and mix well until frothy.
  6. Then add ½ cup of Sour Cream and 1 teaspoon of baking powder, mix again.
  7. Finally add 2 cups of flour slowly and mix, until well incorporated.
  8. Use a large enough cake pan and line it with parchment paper.
  9. Layer apples on the bottom of the pan and then add some batter.
  10. Repeat the process until the pan is filled.
  11. Preheat your oven to 350F and bake the cake for 60 minutes. Make sure to check that the toothpick will come out clean. Baking time may vary from oven to oven.
  12. Once the cake is ready, take it out of the oven and let it cool. Then transfer the cake on the plate and dust it with some powdered sugar.
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