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Apple Sharlotka

Photo: Greg Seber

This post was originally published on October 16, 2009 and is now updated. I have added a recipe video and tweaked the recipe for best results.
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Apple Sharlotka is a classic Russian cake that is prepared with tangy apples. Anyone who spent a chunk of his or her life (like me) in Soviet Union knows this cake. Born in Russia and popular across the vast Soviet geography, the cake belonged to the category of foods dubbed as perfect for gostya na poroge, or guests-at-the doorstep. So, this is a cake that a host can put together in no time, while chatting away with the guests to “blame.”

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