Apple Sharlotka (Russian Apple cake)

Apple Sharlotka (Russian Apple cake)

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 328 kcal


  • 6 large Tart Apples such as Granny Smiths
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Butter the paper and the sides of the pan.

  3. Peel, halve and core your apples, then chop them into medium-sized chunks. (I cut each half into four “strips” then sliced them fairly thinly — about 1/4-inch — in the other direction.)

  4. Pile the cut apples directly in the prepared pan.

  5. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, using an electric mixer or whisk, beat eggs with sugar until thick and ribbons form on the surface of the beaten eggs.

  6. Beat in vanilla, then stir in flour with a spoon until just combined. The batter will be very thick.

  7. Pour over apples in pan, using a spoon or spatula to spread the batter so that it covers all exposed apples. (Updated to clarify: Spread the batter and press it down into the apple pile. The top of the batter should end up level with the top of the apples.)

  8. Bake in preheated oven for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a tester comes out free of batter.

  9. Cool in pan for 10 minutes on rack, then flip out onto another rack, peel off the parchment paper, and flip it back onto a serving platter. Dust lightly with ground cinnamon and powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Sharlotka (Russian Apple cake)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Potassium 221mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 75g 25%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 57g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 3.8%
Vitamin C 9.3%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 7.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.