Roze koek

Roze koek
A Glacé with a bite taken out
Type Pastry
Place of origin Netherlands
Main ingredients Cake, pink fondant
Cookbook: Roze koek  Media: Roze koek

A roze koek ("pink cake") is a typical Dutch pastry. It consists of a small flat cake with a layer of pink fondant icing. The best-known brand is Glacé.

In the city of Amsterdam, the cakes are sometimes referred to as moesselientjes ("little Mussolinis"); this name, which is the Dutch adaptation of Benito Mussolini's name, is rooted in the cake's tradition of being sold in Italian ice-cream parlours in Amsterdam prior to the Second World War.


On occasion the cakes are sold in alternative varieties, with the pink icing replaced by a different colour. During football championships the icing is changed to orange (the national colour of The Netherlands), and at Easter time the icing is yellow.



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