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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



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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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