I LOVE this Russian apple cake, it’s quick and easy to make, slow and easy in the oven and you don’t need any butter whatsoever! It’s dense, sweet, tart, crisp and soft all in one cakey hit, tell me that isn’t getting you a wee bit excited in the piddly diddly department?
Its lovely hot with some creme fraiche or custard and i have been assured its nommable cold too (though that is not my cup of tea!) and a real crowd pleaser.
Here is how to make it!
6 large, tart apples, such as Granny Smiths or cooking apples
3 large eggs
200 grams granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
125 grams plain flour
Ground cinnamon, to finish
Powdered sugar, also to finish
Pre heat the oven to 170c and grease cake tin ready for your cake.
Peel, core and slice your apples quite thinly and line them in your tin, try and keep them even.
Beat the eggs and sugar together until thick and add the vanilla and then stir in the flour like you were making muffins, till it is all just combined. The batter is supposed to look nice and thick so don’t panic!
Pop in the oven for about an hour, test it with a skewer before you take out the oven to see if its cooked all the way through.