Apple Sharlotka Recipe (Russian Apple Cake)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
The BEST apple sharlotka cake we’ve tried. Just 5 ingredients and 15 min of prep then your oven does the rest! @natashaskitchen
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$7
Servings: 8 slices


  • 6 large eggs at room temp
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp pinch baking powder
  • 1 lb 2 med/large Granny Smith apples
  • Powdered sugar to dust the finished cake

What You Will Need:

  • 9 " Springform Pan generously buttered


How to Make Russian Sharlotka Cake: Preheat Oven to 340˚F.

  1. Peel and core apples, cut into small dice.
  2. Beat 6 eggs with 1 cup sugar on high speed for 6 minutes until thick and fluffy.
  3. Whisk together 1 1/3 cups flour with a pinch of baking powder. Sift the flour into the foamy egg mixture in three increments, folding it in with a spatula to combine between each addition. Don't overmix.
  4. Fold in the diced apples (reserving 1/2 cup diced apples), just until combined and transfer batter to a greased baking pan. Sprinkle the top with reserved apples and bake at 340˚F for 1 hour. The top will be golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 15 minutes then you can slide a knife around the sides of the cake to loosen it from the pan. Once cake is near room temp, dust with powdered sugar and serve.