A Cake with Apples

How to Bake

Learn how to bake a cake with apples! This Russian apple cake is a plush, tall gluten free sharlotka cake that tastes like a cloud when you bite into it.

Preheat oven to 350F. Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper, and grease the paper and sides of the pan

Sprinkle sliced almonds along the bottom of the cake pan. This will help soak up the juice of the apples as they cook, and create a nice topping.

Peel and core your apples. Then, slice each apple into thin circles of about ¼ inch. You can also cut them into slices or even cubes

Arrange the apples directly on top of the crumbs or sliced almonds in the prepared pan, layering them in as many layers as necessary.

Sprinkle with ¼ cup sugar. Dot the butter in a circle, keeping  to about 1 inch from the sides of the pan, and leaving the center of the cake bare.

In a standing mixer or in a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar about 8-10 minutes.

Gently fold in vanilla, then gradually add in the gluten-free flour and salt in two batches, folding just until combined after each addition.

Pour the batter over the apples.  Let apple cake stand for 5 minutes for the batter to settle fully.

Transfer to 350F oven for 1 hour, until the gluten-free apple sharlotka is golden on the top, and a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Transfer pan onto a cookie drying rack and let cool for 15 minutes.

Flip and unmold the cake out onto a large plate or cutting board, so that the apple slices and almonds are at the top.

Slice into pieces