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Russian Sharlotka

Last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 03:58 pm

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Russian Sharlotka

Russian Sharlotka is a traditional sponge cake taken to a new level of deliciousness with walnuts and raisins. Easy, quick, and delicious!

I love making rich and creamy chocolate desserts like my famous Best Chocolate Banana BreadGerman Chocolate Cupcake and Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake.

Russian Sharlotka

This Russian Sharlotka with Walnuts and Raisins won’t ruin your bikini body. However, the bad news is that you probably won’t be able to stop eating it. I am bringing to you today Russian Sharlotka, which is easily made with ingredients on hand.

Russian sharlotka is a sponge cake, made with very few ingredients. In addition, it is airy, soft and usually made with apples or cherries. This is a desert that my grandmother and my mom always made for me when I used to live home. Also, it takes minutes to whip it and probably seconds to eat it. I like how this cake is still a treat, but not a waist killer. Similarly, I feel good eating it, its not heavy, and not overly sweet.

Why You’ll Love Russian Sharlotka

  • Firstly, it rich and puffy, and is a show stopper dessert.
  • Also, easy to find ingredients and minimum prep work and dishes to clean.
  • Perfect for brunch parties and for bigger crowds.
  • In addition, it’s easy to transport if you have to take them to a brunch party.
  • Can be made 1 or 2 days in advance so you don’t have to worry about a last minute dessert.

How Long Will the cake Stay Fresh

The cake can be stored wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for about 4-5 days.

Can you freeze the Russian Sharlotka

First, cool the cake completely and do not glaze it. Then, fully wrap the cake in plastic wrap, tightly. After that, wrap in aluminum foil or place in freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost before serving.

Russian Sharlotka

  • Prep Time10 MIN
  • Cook Time25 MIN
  • Servings 12 servinigs


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda mix with 1/4 tsp vinegar can substitute for 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp butter for greasing
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts


  • Soak raisins in a cup of hot (boiled water) and drain, this will make them tender.
  • In a food processor grind the walnuts until they resemble crumbs. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 baking pan.
  • In the bowl of a stand-up electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat eggs and sugar on high, for 2-3 minutes, until almost triple in size.
  • Lower the speed to low and beat in vanilla and flour. Separately in a small glass (shot glass would work) combine baking soda and vinegar and add it to the batter.
  • Detach the bowl from the mixer and using a rubber spatula carefully fold in raisins and walnuts.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top of the cake is golden brown, also it settled and toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes clean with just a few crumbs attached.
  • Remove the cake from oven, let it cool, after 30 minutes transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

This sponge cake looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the light and fluffy texture. And raisins and walnuts sound like the perfect ingredients!

Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

This sponge cake is so beautiful! I love walnut + raisin combo - YUM!

Manali @ CookWithManali

Manali @ CookWithManali

the texture of this cake looks amazing! yum!



Thanks Manali!!

Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

Mmhmm. I like the way this looks. Raisins and walnuts are a great addition to this simple cake. :)



Thanks Erin, you are right, the walnuts and raisins are what makes this cake great.

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