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Monday, February 10, 2014

Sharlotka (Apple Cake)

I'm always amazed when a few simple ingredients can be transformed into a wonderful dessert in no time.  This one is perfect for company, as a coffee cake or an after school snack.

5 large, sharp apples, such as Granny Smith
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 t. vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
ground cinnamon and powdered sugar for topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper.  Butter the paper and the sides of the pan.

Peel and core apples.  Chop them into medium sized chunks and put the cut apples into the prepared pan.

In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat eggs with sugar until thick and ribbons form on the surface of the beaten eggs.

Beat in vanilla, then stir in flour with a spatula until just combined.  The batter will be very thick.

Pour over apples in pan and spread the batter so that it covers the apples completely.

Bake in the preheated oven for 55 - 60 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes on rack before turning out onto another rack.  Peel off the parchment paper and let cool for a few minutes before turning back over onto a serving platter.

Dust lightly with cinnamon and powdered sugar.

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