Lithuanian Recipe Apple Cake

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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.

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Lithuanian Apple Cake Slice

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.

Lithuanian Apple Cake Recipe

The Ingredients

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

The How-to

Lithuanian Apple Cake Recipe - Slice fresh apples in baking pan

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

Lithuanian Apple Cake Recipe - Mixing the eggs and dry ingredients

Mix the eggs and sugar together first, then add the flour slowly while continuing to mix.

Lithuanian Apple Cake Recipe - The cake batter recipe

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

Lithuanian Apple Cake Recipe - Pouring the batter over the apple slices

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

Lithuanian Apple Cake Recipe - the baked apple cake right out of the oven

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!

Corinne and Nijole with huge smiles!

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
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Lithuanian Recipe Apple Cake Recipe

Lithuanian Apple Cake

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A delicious and super easy apple recipe, best made in fall when the apples are ripe!
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Serves: 8

Recipe Ingredients

  • 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

Recipe Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). 
  2. Rub butter on inside of pan, then peel, slice, and lay apples in pan.
  3. Mix the eggs and sugar together first, then add the flour slowly while continuing to mix.
  4. Beat as fast as you can until loose peaks form.  It takes quite some time, and in the end it will be very creamy.
  5. Pour mixture over apples. 
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.

About the Author

Corinne Vail is a world traveler, writer, photographer, speaker, and teacher. Looking for the quirky and unusual as well as the best food around the world, she has traveled all her life. She’s lived in Turkey, England, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and the Netherlands and visited over 90 countries with her family. Learn more about Corinne and Reflections Enroute on the About page.

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15 Comments

  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.

    Maria

  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.

  3. 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.

  4. I would like to print the recipe please, write out the recipe instructions so I can print it

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

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