Mini Apple Sharlotka // Master's Thesis Fuel

April 6, 2012
My husband is a rockstar. 

He's been great these past few weeks - tons of change, lots of new things to think about, taking care of a sick and cranky wife and working on his huge Master's thesis. 

He's the best. 

So yesterday afternoon, when I was hopped up on what may have been an overdose of DayQuil, I found this easy recipe for Apple Sharlotka and decided to make it for MR. It's Russian, and as his primary focus has been 1930's Soviet Russian Music, I thought it was fitting. 

I adapted the recipe from Deb, and only realized that I'd thrown out my cake pans when I went to fill, the Mini Apple Sharlotka was born. 

Yields 12 muffin sized cakes

*Note: If you're wanting to make a full sized Sharlotka, make sure to follow Deb's original recipe here.

The Essentials:

4 large Granny Smith Apples
3 large Eggs
3/4 cup Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 cup flour

Preheat oven to 350.

Peel and chop the apples. Beat eggs and sugar together; add vanilla. Stir flour into egg mixture and mix until just combined. The batter will be really thick.

Grease muffin pan. Add chopped apples, then top off with batter. It doesn't expand much, so feel free to fill right to the top. (See photo above.) Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for 20 minutes - but I would check at 15 minutes to prevent over cooking. They're done when a toothpick comes out clean.

MR enjoyed them warm from the oven, but you can top with whipped cream if you like. Enjoy!


  1. these look delicious, and best of all, pretty easy to make! your photography is gorgeous.

  2. Thanks Alyson! They are so easy, it's ridiculous. And they are yummy - my husband has devoured them. I mean, like all of them. :)

  3. do you think these would be freezable?