What Is It #13


This is my Mother’s Apple Cake. I still remember fondly eating big slices of it as a child a few times every year. The recipe was lost on her passing but it recently showed up in a wicker basket in my late sister’ Annbeth’s attic.

It’s really easy to make. I’ve done it twice now. The first time it was too soggy. It required further baking. The second time I let the top become deep brown and it was perfect.

Additional pointers : use whole milk. …Distribute the cinnamon unevenly….. sprinkle sugar on the top after baked.

Yonet told CTN that “I had also sent the recipe to friends all over the place and it got a terrific response. Friends sent it to family and friends! A friend in Paris has already made the cake for her boyfriend.” The general response has been “delicious.”


(Editor’s note: Palisades resident Howard Yonet has an interesting collection of curios from around the world and with his permission, Circling the News is publishing one a week. About the collector: Dr. Howard Yonet was born in Brooklyn in 1934 and attended Brooklyn College. He went to Baylor Medical School and then returned to do an internship at Bellevue Hospital. Yonet completed his residency at the Manhattan V.A. and the Montefiore Hospital. During this time he went skiing in Vermont and the Catskills, and while traveling found barns filled with early American pieces. This led to his interest in American Antiques.

In 1965, he married Daniele, who was originally from Nancy, France. During the Vietnam War, Yonet was drafted as a medical officer and stationed in Landstuhl, Germany (1966-1969). This was close to the French border, which meant he and Daniele and could visit her family.

While abroad, the Yonets took weekend trips through France and Italy, purchasing many interesting pieces at flea markets.

The family settled in Pacific Palisades in 1970 and Yonet practiced general radiology until 2006. He continued to acquire antiques and collectables at estate and garage sales and the Salvation Army Store. He also enjoyed looking for collectibles while traveling in Montana, Idaho, Colorado and Massachusetts. Daniele’s family helped add to his collection.)




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One Response to What Is It #13

  1. Liesel Friedrich says:

    Thank you for printing this recipe. It sounds wonderful and I was happy to read Dr. Yount’s (sp?) story.

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