Kulich -- Russia
Want something besides chocolate bunnies and goopy egg-shaped candy for Easter dessert? Try kulich. This traditional Easter dish from Russia is usually prepared in a very tall tin and decorated with thin, white frosting. A frosted kulich is often adorned with fresh flowers and painted eggs, too.
This cake is another example of a light, fruitcake-style holiday dessert that incorporates dried fruits and nuts into the dough, and like Italian panettone, creates an impressive loft.
If you want to try your hand at kulich and can't find a tall enough tin, try using a coffee can instead.