|Apple held together with just enough flour, eggs, and sugar to call it a cake.|
What if you want to make something dairy free with those same apples?
What if you want to take a dessert to someone who isn't all that desserty, but you know, it's the right thing to do. I mean, you don't want to bust out your best moves and they don't want to eat all those calories.
I give you the Sharlotka. Word on the street is that it's redundant to call it an Apple Sharlotka, like saying Chocolate Brownies. By nature Sharlotkas are apple and Brownies are chocolate.
Super quick and dirty:
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
6-8 apples, peeled and pared into small squares
cinnamon, to finish
powdered sugar, to finish
Preheat oven to 350 degree. If you're using using butter, butter a 9 inch springform pan. Line it with parchment and butter that too. If not, spray it liberally with cooking spray.
In a bowl combine the flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla and pinch of salt. This will be very thick. Into the batter mix the apples. There will be barely enough batter to cover the apple, but do what you can. Dump it all into the prepared pan. Bake 60-70 minutes until a tester comes out clean.
Cool and top with cinnamon. Top with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar before serving.