Chopped Apple Cake

In 1959, Mildred was ahead of the curve. A similar recipe appeared in the July 8, 1966 edition of the Warsaw Times-Union.

There’s good news and bad news about cakes like this, with chunks of fruit in them. The good news is they’ll stay moist longer than a standard cake. The bad news is that also makes them somewhat higher maintenance; treat them as you’d treat cut fruit, rather than as you’d treat a cake.

From the box of L.S. from Joplin, Missouri.

Chopped Apple Cake


  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 2 eggs

2 eggs
1 T. vanilla

Mix in:

  • 1-1/2 c. sugar
  • 1-1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. soda

Bold in

  1. 3 c. chopped peeled apples
  2. 1/2 c. pecans

Bake 25 minutes at 350 deg. Remove from oven and add frosting and bake 25 minutes more.

2 T. milk
5 T. butter
1-1/2 c. brown sugar
Mix and spread on cake and bake 25 minutes more as directed above.

Mildred Fickle
Jan. 15, 1959

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