When I was a kid, around 40 years ago we used to buy these pastries at a local bakery. I think the people who ran the bakery were Portuguese. They were little loaves that had raisins, nuts, mollasses and a thin ribbon of fudge that went across the top of them. They were delicious!! I can't find them or a recipe for them any where.
Old pastry called "Chop Suey"
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I remember them too. In fact I was just describing them to my wife and said I thought they went by the name of Chop Suey. I entered that in a search engine and saw your question. I was raised in Rhode Island and I remember them being available in local bakeries. Rhode Island has a large Portuguese population. I seem to recall a ginger taste to the batter used. I moved around the country and now live in Michigan. I haven't seen these in decades. Thanks for helping my 66 year old memory.
That's a popular old dessert. You should find a formula online. I remember it as a carrot cake without the carrot and a fudge icing. You might find it in a New England cookbook. That's were I had them.