Sharlotka – Russian Apple Cake

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My daughter has been attending a summer music program here in Northport for the past two months and this morning she had her first violin performance.  She did great and I am so proud of her work and music accomplishments!

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To celebrate this event and well my first day of two weeks of vacation, I’ve decided to make Sharlotka or in other words Russian Apple Cake.   Sharlotka is a well known sponge cake usually made with Green Apples such as Granny Smith.  There are so many different variations of it, but all of them usually include eggs, sugar and flour.   I’ve seen various recipes for this dish online, but I decided to stick to our family’s favorite.  They key for this melt in your mouth recipe is to add  a little bit of sour cream, making this cake a lot more moist and just a dab sweet.

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Ingredients:

5 large apples (Granny Smith)
9 eggs
1  1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup of sour cream
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 cups of flour
 
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How to make Sharlotka (Apple Cake):
 

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.

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2.  Cut up your apples and remove the core.

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3.  Using mandoline slicer cut up the apple pieces into thin even slices.  You can also simply cut them up in small pieces.

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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.

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5.  Then add 1 1/2 cups of sugar and mix well until frothy.

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6.  Then add 1/2 cup of Sour Cream and 1 teaspoon of baking powder, mix again.

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7.  Finally add 2 cups of flour slowly and mix, until well incorporated.

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8.  Use a large enough cake pan and line it with parchment paper.

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9.   Layer apples on the bottom of the pan and then add some batter.

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10.  Repeat the process until the pan is filled.

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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.

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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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Enjoy!

Natalie

Sharlotka - Russian Apple Cake
 
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Just a tad sweet, Russian dessert made with fresh Granny Smith apples.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Russian
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 5 large apples (Granny Smith)
  • 9 eggs
  • 1½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 cups of flour
Instructions
  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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