Lithuanian Recipe Apple Cake

The perfect apple cake, this recipe is a stand out for a good coffee cake or simple dessert. Super easy to make, it’s great for those fresh apples!

I stayed with a an amazing host family while I was in Kaunas, Lithuania and Nijole was a fantastic cook, and luckily for us two foodies, she was willing to share one of her recipes with us. One of her favorite things was the little garden plot the family owned a little outside of the city. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see it, but it sounded lovely.

While we were there, Nijole served us all manner of apple products that she had made from the apples in her garden. In fact, she had at least three apple trees, planted and named after her three children. The apples that we were enjoying came from her first daughter, Victoria’s tree. They were delicious as cider, cake, jam, cheese, baked, and especially in this apple cake. Delicious!

A slice of cinnamon-y apple cake from Lithuania.
A slice of cinnamon-y apple cake from Lithuania.

Nijole’s (Lithuanian) Apple Cake and Recipe

Nijole served this cake to us during breakfast, and it sure was good with a cup of coffee. I’ve decided to try and replicate her apple cake here.  

A slice of cinnamon-y apple cake from Lithuania.
Yield: 12 servings

Lithuanian Recipe Apple Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes 40 seconds
Total Time: 55 minutes 40 seconds

This quick and easy apple cake is the perfect fall dessert or coffee cake.


  • 2 apples, peeled
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • cinnamon sugar, optional
  • powdered sugar, optional


  1. Grease 9X9 inch square pan, and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel and slice apples and lay in pan.
  3. Mix together eggs and sugar, then slowly add flour to mix.
  4. Beat on high until loose peaks form. It should be very creamy.
  5. Pour mixture over apples.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar on top, optional.

Apple Cake Photo Directions

Lithuanian recipes - apple cake ingredients.
Ingredients for apple cake ready to start baking!
Peeling the apple for our Lithuanian apple cake recipe.
Peeling the apple.
Lithuanian cake recipe - adding the flour after the eggs are completely beaten.
Lithuanian cake recipe – adding the flour after the eggs are completely beaten.
Pouring the batter on top of the apples.
Pour the batter over the apples.
The cake comes out of the oven with a nice golden brown dome.
The cake is out of the oven, just flip it over onto a plate and enjoy.

This is Nijole and me. We aren’t going to eat the cake here, instead we’re waiting on the number one Lithuanian Snack Food, Fried Bread! We had such a great time! I can’t wait to see her again!

Our Kaunas host, Nijole, who taught us how to make Lithuanian Apple Cake.
Our Kaunas host, Nijole, who taught us how to make Lithuanian Apple Cake.

Lithuania is a fabulous destination, not only for the food! Check out some of our other recommendations:
Lithuanian Fried Bread
Top 10 Things to Do in Kaunas, Lithuania
Trakai Castle- Worth the Visit

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15 thoughts on “Lithuanian Recipe Apple Cake”

  1. I would like to know what sort of flour was used (plain or self raising) and how many, on average, does the cake feed?

  2. My grandmother makes a similar cake and makes a special creamy sweet sauce that goes over the top that is wonderful. We call it apple birds nest and its been passed down through many generations within our family. I have never seen anything else like it.

  3. my mother and aunt would take the finished cake from the oven, poke holes in it with a fork and add sweetened sour cream… return to the oven for about 10 minutes. This was a holiday tradition — thank you for bringing back the great memories!

    1. OM Gosh…that sounds delicous. I might just have to try it that way the next time I make it. I love it with coffee on a weekend morning. So easy and tasty! Thanks Carol.

  4. How fun! That’s how my Russian mother and grandmother make apple pie as well. And it’s super easy! Thanks for sharing this great recipe with everyone! I’ll need to remember to share it on my blog as well.


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