Szarlotka (Polish Apple Cake)

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Thick crusty apple cake, similiar to an apple pie, but with a tangier bite. Be warned, this makes a fairly large cake, you may want to halve the recipe for smaller functions.

Submitted by Toast


  • Preheat oven to 350 Degrees


  • 3 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 Lb of Butter (Margarine works nowhere near as well)
  • 3/4 Cup of Icing Sugar (Powdered Sugar)
  • 4-5 BOILED Egg Yolks
  • 1Kg (2.2 Lbs) Apples, peeled and chopped

To Taste, generally around a half a cup of these ingredients makes for a nice balance

  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla (Extract or fresh)
  • Raisins
  • Chopped Orange and/or lemon peel



  • Seperate and boil your egg yolks
  • Combine the yolks, flour, butter and icing sugar
  • Knead the dough mixture until fully mixed, then place in the fridge for 10 minutes or so
  • Divide the dough in half, saving one ball for later
  • Roll the first ball out until you have a rectangle approximately 1/3 of an inch thick
  • Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes, leaving it aside on a rack to cool for at least 10 minutes


  • Mix the apples, brown sugar and anything else you chose from the "to taste" section until thoroughly blended
  • Spread the mixture evenly over the first baked rectangle


  • Roll out your second lump of dough to the same thickness and use it to cover the entire thing
  • Bake at 350 Degrees until it's golden brown (About 15-20 Minutes) then slice and dust the entire thing with icing sugar.


  • Best served warm
  • As with anything apple pie-ish this goes great with a topping of Ice Cream
  • Though I've never tried it I would imagine a caramel sauce on top of this would be amazing