Roze koek

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Roze koek
Roze koek.jpg
A Glacé with a bite taken out
Place of originNetherlands
Main ingredientsCake, pink fondant

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]


On occasion the cakes are sold in alternative varieties, with the pink icing replaced by a different colour. During Koningsdag (the King's birthday which is celebrated excessively) and football championships the icing is changed to orange (the national colour of The Netherlands), and at Easter time the icing is yellow.[citation needed]