Sharlotka is a Russian apple cake- nothing more, nothing less, and very easy and nice it is too. I whisked this one up in the Thermomix but you could easily do it with a hand mixer. I played about with the original recipe from smitten kitchen. I had a nightmare day yesterday with cameras and this dessert was being taken to a friend so if you want to see beautiful shots of it do go here. Mine did turn out the same.

I love those hybrid apple pears- they are crunchy and have a lovely pear flavour so I substituted 3 of those for 3 apples- obviously unadulterated Sharlotka is 100% apple. I mixed my batter in the Thermomix with the whisk setting but you can do it with a hand held. I served with a Thermomix crème patissiere which you could find here.

This cake is going to become one of my favourite simple apple recipes.




  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Sharlotka- Russian Apple cake


6 eggs

200g golden caster sugar

Seeds of vanilla pod or 1 tsp vanilla extract

180g flour or mix of flour alternatives like almond flour

½ tsp baking powder

6 tart apples like Granny Smith or a mix as I did with apples and crunchy pears

100g blanched almonds, roughly chopped

Line base and spray a 9″ loose base cake tin or a Bundt pan

Preheat oven to 180°C/360°F

Prepare the apples/pears by coring and slicing. One of those corers which also cuts into 8 sections is perfect. Cross cut the sections quite thinly

Tip the apples into prepared tin, reserving a few for the top

Whisk together the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy before folding in the vanilla, flour and baking powder.

Pour the batter over the sliced apple.

Lay the few reserved apple pieces on top along with roughly chopped blanched almonds (if using)

Bake for 50-55 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

Serve warm or cold dusted with icing/powdered sugar and creme fraîche



2 Comments Add yours

  1. thatssojacob says:

    Apple charlotka, haven’t had that in so long! Yummo!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. nowathome says:

    My mom used to make a cake similar to this! Love the apple in it.

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