smitten kitchen’s russian apple cake

i made this cake for dessert last night & again, at mom’s request, for breakfast this morning. the woman’s got a sweet tooth, what can i say? it’s super easy to make – all you need are apples, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract & flour. then you just dust the top with powdered sugar & ground cinnamon to finish. no one could believe that this cake contained absolutely no butter, except for that used to grease the pan. i could get used to healthy-ish desserts. consider me on the prowl for more of these!

the only tip i have that isn’t in the original post is to squeeze the juice of one lemon over the apples to prevent browning while you prepare the batter. i also didn’t have a spring form pan, so i just used a normal round pan. as you can probably tell from the picture above, that resulted in a less than smooth transition to a serving plate & i wound up with a broken cake. still tasted good though :) definitely keeping this one on my radar.

About Christina

Milwaukee-based bon vivant. Lover of food, yoga, design, good words & loving kindness.
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4 Responses to smitten kitchen’s russian apple cake

  1. this looks phenomenal! i think i’m going to make this later today — i have a ton of apples to use up!

  2. huda says:

    That looks really yummy , what kind of apples did u use?

    • christina says:

      hi auntie huda! i used granny smith apples. if you click on the words “this cake” in my post above, it will take you to the original recipe! let me know if you make it! maybe it could be gabby’s birthday cake with some ice cream :)

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