Močiute’s Lithuanian Apple Cake

Lithuanian Apple CakeI miss my mom. She recently passed away so I thought I would try and make a favorite recipe of hers to remind me of the wonderful moments that we shared in the kitchen. Lithuanian Apple Cake Serving

When it comes to cooking or baking with apples, I immediately think of her. Mom made the best Lithuanian Apple Cake (o-buo-li-nis pea-rah-gus) ever! Although there are many different twists and variations of this cake, I kept to using all the simple ingredients that she used. I researched and experimented and several times fell short of the real deal. After 4 attempts (yes, I fess up, I baked 4 different cakes) I came pretty close with this one. I used a variety of apples (Braeburn, Granny Smith and Honeycrisp) because I like the blend of sweet and tart. Lithuanian Apple Cake Apples

In her memory, I am naming this Močiute’s Lithuanian Apple Cake. Enjoy with your morning coffee or for dessert, warmed and topped with a scoop of ice cream.Lithuanian Apple Cake Pan

So here goes mom, this one’s for you! How did I do?

 

Lithuanian Apple Cake Serving
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Lithuanian Apple Cake


Author Jurga

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup whole milk plain yogurt or sour cream not low fat
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3-4 large apples, peeled and sliced into very thin slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.

  2. On medium speed, using electric mixer, blend eggs and sugar until fluffy, about 8 minutes.

  3. Add softened butter, yogurt and vanilla and mix well.

  4. Add flour and baking powder and mix well.

  5. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in apple slices.

    Lithuanian Apple Cake Batter
  6. Pour batter into buttered 8 x 8 glass baking dish. You can also use a 9" round cake pan.

  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, if desired.

  8. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until brown and toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

  9. Let cool, top with powdered sugar and cut into squares.

Recipe Notes

Lithuanian Apple Cake Sliced Apples


1 COMMENT

  1. Claudia Kerns | 9th Nov 16

    Jurga, I am going to make this for holiday morning breakfast. Thank you!

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