Russian Apple Sharlotka Pie

This Russian Apple Pie is one of the easiest cakes you'll ever make. This is the cake my mom used to make a lot when I was a kid. It comes out so soft and moist, and I like that it's not too sweet. For a slightly healthier version, I use unbleached flour and coconut sugar in this recipe (white sugar and bleached flour can be used instead). Kids love it for breakfast with a cup of milk. I wish there were leftovers, but there never are with this one!
Russian Apple Sharlotka Pie


  • 6 apples
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup flour (I used unbleached)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
40 minutes
Total time:
50 minutes
Yield: 8 servings | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 40 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes


1. Whisk together eggs, sugar and vanilla (you can use a mixer). Combine soda and flour, gradually add to the egg mixture, constantly stirring to avoid lumps.

2. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
3. Peel and core apples, cut into quarters, then cut quarters into thin slices.

4. Layer the apples in a 9-inch round cake pan (previously buttered). Sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with lemon juice. If your apples are not sweet enough, you can sprinkle them with some sugar.

5. Pour the batter over apples, covering them all.

6. Bake for about 40 - 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

7. Serve with milk or tea.


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Honey @ The Girl Next Shore

Guest June 23, 2018 6:31 AM
Wow, i didn't realise how easy this is to make! Definitely going to try to recreate this!


Guest June 14, 2018 3:20 PM
This looks incredible delicious! I'm loving those layers

Guest June 13, 2018 1:44 PM
that looks heavenly - what a great combo of flavors

Mayuri Patel

Guest June 13, 2018 7:19 AM
Such a delish bake, love the layers of apples in between. Saved the recipe to try it out.

alenatrs June 13, 2018 12:28 PM
Thank you, Mayuri, for following our blog and trying our recipes!

Vladka Merva

Guest June 12, 2018 9:31 AM
Looks yummy, reminds me the similar apple cake my grandmother used to make. I love any kind of apple pie so I am going to try this.

alenatrs June 13, 2018 12:18 PM
Thanks for the comment! I hope you will enjoy the recipe as much as my family does ;)

Stine Mari

Guest June 12, 2018 5:34 AM
It looks really, really good! I'm already looking forward to the apple season.

alenatrs June 12, 2018 7:40 AM
Thank you! I'm glad to hear you like it, hope you will love the taste!


Guest June 11, 2018 6:43 PM
This looks so tasty! I love trying new types of apple pie!

alenatrs June 12, 2018 7:38 AM
Thank you, Lisa! Apple pies make a great dessert.

Guest June 11, 2018 6:06 PM
Love that you are using coconut sugar. I have switched over to that and love the taste. This pie looks so delicious.

alenatrs June 12, 2018 7:37 AM
Thank you! Since there's more and more talk about harmful effects of added sugar, I try to use natural alternatives whenever possible )


Guest June 11, 2018 11:39 AM
Mmmm, this looks super moist and tender. I thought it must have plenty of spices because of the color, but it must be the coconut sugar. I've never used this before. Does it taste of coconut at all? Beautiful job!

alenatrs June 11, 2018 4:46 PM
Hi! Thank you for your wonderful review. Coconut sugar doesn't taste like coconut, most likely because it comes from coconut blossoms, not the actual fruit. Hope you will love this easy apple pie recipe!

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