Sharlotka with Cranberries

Some left over cranberries were getting bored in my fridge. So, I decided to make their life a little sweeter… by dumping them into a Russian apple cake called Sharlotka.  This was the first cake I ever made.   A classmate (a boy!) shared the recipe.  If a 7-year old me could master it, anyone can!

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  • 2 apples, cored, and diced (I like larger chunks)
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour




Preheat oven to 350F.


Grease the cooking pan with spray-oil.  Place apples and cranberries on the bottom (I sprinkled mine with a bit of cinnamon, but it’s not mandatory).

Beat eggs and sugar till the mixture starts foaming.  Add flour, and beat until all ingredients are incorporated.  Pour the mixture over the berries and apples.

Bake for about 45-50 min, or until golden brown, and a toothpick comes out clean from the cake.


Remove from the pan to the wire rack and let cool.




  1. ErzulieRedEyesArtandSpirit says:

    Privet Anastasia! My husband is also from Russia, he comes from the Urals. I know how to cook Sharlotka, he taught me and his mother taught him all the good recipes in Russian cooking. I’ll have to bake this dish so I can impress him and I love Cranberries!

  2. christinajane says:

    Oh I remember reading this post of yours but I had no idea what a sharlotka was then. Now I appreciate it that much more. This looks awesome! Wish we could get fresh cranberries in NZ.

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