Every once in a while my habit of constantly tearing out and copying down recipes and stuffing them on shelves pays off in a big way. I was looking through a binder of recipes with lots of extra magazine pages stuck in and falling out when I came across this one. This Russian Apple Cake is simple and delicious. I set out my apples and followed the recipe; it was easy to make, with no special ingredients.
The recipe I used comes from Food and Wine magazine. I followed it exactly and it was totally apple-y delicious. My husband LOVED it. He loved the bright flavor of apples and lemon, he loved the not too sweet cake, and he loved the crunchy top. Click through for the recipe here. You'll need Granny Smith apples, one lemon, eggs, sugar and flour. That's about it - no butter, no oil, and no leavening agent except the eggs. You've just got to try it!