Lithuanian Recipe Apple Cake

I stayed with a host family while I was in Kaunas, Lithuania and Nijole was a fantastic cook.  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.  They were delicious as cider, cake, jam, cheese, baked…all good.

Lithuanian Apple Cake

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.  I’m not sure I’ve mastered it yet, but the recipe is…

Nijole’s Apple Cake

2-6 apples, peeled and thinly sliced (depends on size of apples…I used only 2)

6 eggs

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of flour


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).  Rub butter on inside of pan, then peel, slice, and lay apples in pan.

Mix the eggs, sugar, and flour together.

Beat as fast as you can until small peaks form.  It takes quite some time, and in the end it will be very creamy.

Pour mixture over apples.  Bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.

Serve immediately.  Can be topped with anything you like.  Nijole suggested chocolate or cinnamon sugar (which is what I used), but while we were there, she topped it with some jam and that was yummy, too.

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 in April!


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  1. 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.


  2. 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.

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