Nijole’s (Lithuanian) Apple Cake and Recipe
(Jump directly to the recipe, here!) I stayed with a an amazing 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’s tree. They were delicious as cider, cake, jam, cheese, baked…all good.
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 here it is.
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Lithuanian Apple Cake Recipe
2-6 apples, peeled and thinly sliced (depends on size of apples…I used only 2)
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 and sugar together first, then add the flour slowly while continuing to mix.
Beat as fast as you can until loose 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.
As you know, we love collecting recipes from all over the world during our travels. If you like this one, check out some of our others on our Food/Recipe Page. I also collect them on my awesome Pinterest board – World Food Wow! Check it out. Also, if you love apple…how about this recipe for French Apple Cake with Calvados.
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!
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
The KGB Building in Vilnius
Folk Dancers Entertain us in Kaunas
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- 2-6 apples, peeled and thinly sliced (depends on size of apples...I used only 2 large ones)
- 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 and sugar together first, then add the flour slowly while continuing to mix.
- Beat as fast as you can until loose 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.