Nancy J. Patrykus Recipe

OLD CHOP SUEY CAKE. a Church Lady's Recipe

By Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin


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Nancy J.'s Story

This delicious cake recipe has been around a very long time.
It was the rage in the 40's! during WORLD WAR 2 era.
Why is it called a "CHOP SUEY" cake ??
I can not find an answer, but I believe
it is because it looks a little like...CHOP SUEY!
You may have to use your immagation a little.
O.K.,so stretch it a bit! LOL
I remember the great taste,
can you ???
NOTE: When you serve this cake,
PlEASE SAY a PRAYER, and
THANK ALL OF OUR GREAT VETERANS!
WITH OUT THEM ..WE MAY NOT BE HERE TODAY..TO ENJOY THIS CAKE
Nancy...11/24/12

Ingredients

2 c
flour
2
eggs
1 can(s)
20-oz. crushed pineapple and juice
1 c
chopped pecans
2 c
sugar....... or less...to your tastes.
2 tsp
baking soda

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine all into a bowl, mix by hand
(and a spoon..HA!) until well blended.
DO not beat!!
Pour into a 9x13 inch greased baking pan.
bake in a 350F. Pre-heated oven for 35-40 minutes.
2
FROSTING;
1-8 oz.cream cheese
1/4 butter
butter can be used now!
2 cups powdered sugar
1-tsp. vanilla
Mix and beat till smooth, pour onto cake ..right from the oven.
Add a handfull of more chopped pecans sprinkled on the top.
Chill.
Keep in refrigerator.
3
This cake was a real treat...
when we had it...
and not to often...
as butter and sugar was rationed
during the war years!
Actually back in the 40's we never
had it with frosting!!!!

It was still delicious!!!

About this Recipe

Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Old, #WW2

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18 Comments

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Andy Anderson ! WichitaChef
Mar 11, 2015
Nancy, I just came across this… WOW.

This looks so amazing.

Pinched… For sure.
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Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin
Sep 8, 2014
KIM, I WAS PRAYINGFOR YOUR MOM..
.I FORGOT TO GET BACK TO YOU...SORRY.
HOPE SHE IS UP AND ABOUT., THIS YEAR.
DID YOU EVER GET TIME TO BAKE A CAKE FOR HER?
speaking OF FALLING..
I DID 2 WEEKS AGO..
SPRAINED ANKLE WITH CELETIS...
HOUSEBOUND, NO DRIVING, ON A WALKR NOW..
.2-3 WEEKS MORE TO GO...
PHY THERAPY 4 X A WEEK AT HOME...
CAN,T KEEP AN OLE BIRD DOWN EH?.......LOL
HUG, NANCY....9/8/14
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Catie B CatieBBaker
Sep 18, 2013
thanks for the heads up Ma, so simple but sounds delicious!
Pinched!
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Rose Selvar potrose
Jul 5, 2013
Oh Kimi I am so sorry to hear about your mom's health issues. WOW. Sure hope and pray that she gets better soon. What an awful way to spend the 4th. 7/5/13
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Kimi Gaines kimijo
Jul 5, 2013
I didn't get to make it. My mom had to go straight from her dr's appt on Wednesday into the hospital. She fell in March, went to rehab, the PT bootch the surgery the surgeon hgad to fix it and she had a stroke during surgery and a mild heart attack. Then fluid was building up behind her kneww so he went back in yesterday to clean it out and put a drain in it. I bet you are sorry you asked. We spent the 4th in the surgery waiting room. But I will make it soon and let you know.