Saturday, April 30, 2011

Russian Apple Pie-Cake


this pie...or cake... is DELISH! (I say pie/cake simply because although it is called a pie it is very much cake-like in texture and consistency)

The minute you take one look at it, you just know it's going to taste good.

And my oh my does this pie taste good.

The green of the Granny Smiths seemed to compliment the springy green grass growing outside quite well. This made me smile.

Along with the ease with which the pie/cake came out of the pan. Double smiles!

A flaky, crispy, sugary top combines with a moist, apple studded inside to create the perfect midday snack...evening dessert...or an excellent start to the morning.

Since having a slice of double chocolate cake and cookies for breakfast one day last week, nothing seems impossible anymore ;)

Russian Apple Pie
adapted from Irina's Photography

For 8 inch round baking pan, you will need:
1 cup of sugar,
1 cup of all purpose flour,
3 large eggs,
1 teaspoon of baking powder,
1 tablespoon of vanilla,
3 large granny smith apples,
1 cup of walnut pieces (I did not include)

Put in a big bowl eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Mix with hand mixer until the mixture becomes foamy and pale yellow. Sugar should be almost dissolved.

Add the flour and baking powder. Mix it again until the batter is smooth.

Wash the apples, cut them into big chunks removing apple hearts. I cut the apple into teeny pieces, just because I prefer smaller bits of apple throughout.

Place the apple chunks in the batter, add walnuts pieces (optional), and mix the mixture with spoon or silicon spatula until all apples are covered with the batter.

Grease baking pan and sprinkle with flour. Bake it in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes.

Dig in!


  1. I've never made apple pie, but this sounds so much simpler than I imagined. Do you peel the apples?

  2. It is very simple! I guess the title is a bit misleading. Although it's a pie, it's actually more of a cake. We peeled the apples because it makes for a nicer texture when you're eating the cake.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. I used almonds instead of walnuts. It was delicious and I think the almonds fit very well with the apples. Thanks for this great recepie! :-)

  4. Thanks for sharing! Apples and almonds are delicious together :)



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