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Sharlotka Apple Cake

This is the best Sharlotka Apple Cake recipe. It's light, fluffy, moist and delicious and made with only 5 ingredients. Not an apple pie, but an easy Apple cake sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Russian, Slavic
Keyword apple cake, Russian Apple Cake, sharlotka
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • Springform Pan
  • Parchment Paper
  • Mixer


  • 5 large apples
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Butter or nonstick spray for greasing pan
  • cinnamon sugar to top your cake before serving optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C. Line a 9x3 round cake pan or springform pan with parchment paper. Butter or spray both the paper, and the sides of the pan.
  • Peel and core the apples. Chop in quarters, then slice into thin, bite size pieces.
  • Place the apples into the buttered cake pan.
  • Using a mixer, beat the eggs and sugar in a bowl until the sugar dissolves (around 5 minutes). Mix in the vanilla.
  • Gently add the flour and mix with a spoon until batter is thick and smooth.
  • Pour batter over the apples in the cake pan, spreading it evenly. Gently shake the pan to allow the batter to settle.
  • Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes. Check cooking time at 40 minutes with a toothpick to see if cake is ready (Some ovens this is enough cooking time).
  • When cake is ready, allow to cool on a baking tray for 10 minutes.
  • Using a knife, run along sides of the cake pan. Carefully flip upside down. Peel off the parchment paper, revealing the apple base (now the top of your cake).
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar to taste. Serve with thickened cream or vanilla ice cream.