It's hard to find a symbol of Russia more popular than these adorable nesting dolls. These decorated wooden dolls "with a secret" are also called matryoshka dolls or babushka dolls. These little babushkas traditionally represent family and motherhood and are a classic symbol of Russia and its culture.
Last week I returned from a fabulous Baltic cruise that docked at St Petersburg which is an enchanting place with rich history and most opulent palaces, museums, churches and little treasures. This cake is in memory of a delightful visit to Russia. It is a carrot nut cake with cream cheese filling. I can't think of a way of making a cake inside a cake inside another---- but I guess I could make 5 of these of different sizes. For now, I made one. Enjoy!