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Russian Sharlotka

Russian Sharlotka

Russian Sharlotka is a traditional sponge cake taken to a new level of deliciousness with walnuts and raisins. Easy, quick, and delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine European, Russian
Keyword Russian Sharlotka
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 servinigs
Calories 161kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 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!


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg