milk chocolate bundt cake

It’s a lobster!!! Get your mind out of the gutter.

I’ve come full circle on milk chocolate. As a kid, like most of us I think, I didn’t like dark chocolate at all. Ew, too bitter! Recently, I’ve felt the opposite. Milk chocolate was too sweet – where’s the chocolate flavor?

But now milk chocolate just reminds me of the time I left a chocolate bunny on my windowsill right after Easter, and it melted and was suddenly ten times better than any milk chocolate I’d had before. It may just be that I’m buying higher quality milk chocolate these days; regardless, I like having another type of chocolate to enjoy.

Whatever the reason, I really enjoyed this milk chocolate cake. After three weeks of banana cream pie, I was in the mood for something dark and rich.  I was still interested in the milk chocolate idea, so I just replaced the nuts in the swirl with more milk chocolate. Ooh yeah, there’s a nice chocolate kick.

Even more exciting than chocolate-glazed chocolate cake with a cocoa-chocolate swirl is that it’s lobster shaped! Yay, lobster shaped cake!

Kristin chose this for TWD and has the recipe posted. The glaze, a simple mixture of melted chocolate and corn syrup, didn’t work for anyone. I added milk until it smoothed out and was quite happy with the result.

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  1. Okay, I have to admit it. When I first saw the cake I thought “rocket ship!” my boyfriend, sitting next to me and spying spit out “PENIS!” I laughed and kept scrolling down… lobster! Wow, we are children over here! I’m excited to try this, though… I am definitely re-developing a taste for milk chocolate, after wanting nothing to do with it for so long.

  2. Seriously i thought that was a penis at first. But i’m glad it’s not haha.

  3. I too thought it was a rather risqué cake on first glance! Chocolate cake with chocolate glaze sounds delicious though.

  4. Nice save on the glaze. Looks like that may have been the missing ingredient!

  5. Jackie H. says:

    Ditto, Eirene… I totally thought it was a penis and was going “huh, that’s not like this blog….” and then got to the lobster bit, scrolled back up to look at it again and went “ohhh… ok”. But the cake does look yummy!

  6. Add me to the list of people who thought this cake was suitable for a bachelorette party! And I have to say, I’m still not seeing lobster…

  7. Laura says:

    LOL. I too thought this cake was for a bachelorette party! And like Jackie, I had an “ohhh… ok” moment. (Jenn, try looking at it right to left!)

    I’m glad you’re now enjoying milk chocolate as well as dark. The quality of the chocolate really does make all the difference. The glaze looks fantastic!

  8. bridget says:

    re: the penis: Yeah, I was all happy with the lobster until Dave saw it and started snickering about how it looked like a penis. I had convinced myself that it was more lobster than penis (especially in photos; it looks even more penis-y in person). Apparently not!

  9. The cake looks delicious, no matter what shape it is =)

  10. It took me until the last picture to get my mind into the gutter, but now I can’t erase that picture! Glad you liked it! Mine seem a bit round and boring now…

  11. That bar of chocolate stopped me cold.

    I want it.

    As for whether or not that is a lobster….giggle….bwahahahahaha if you say so.

  12. Haha Bridget- I agree with the others, that’s one phallic cake 🙂 You have a great sense of humor (in the comments). Love the blog, as always.

  13. Lol that totally doesn’t look like a lobster. It does sound yummy though!

  14. Oboy! I won’t say what everyone else already has, but let me just say I’m glad the glaze wasn’t, er, vanilla-flavored. Ya know? 😛
    I love both dark and milk choc, preference for the former, but the latter for straight eating. I guess I’m still a kid at heart!

  15. I have to admit I saw something other than lobster at first glance!

  16. It took my computer a second to load that pic and all I saw was the warning at first- so of COURSE my mind went in the gutter! I love the lobster cake! And I love the fact that you left out the nuts- I am not a fan of the nuts {not that I am going to eat any of said lobster cake!} It’s cute… and I bet it’s FABULOUS!

  17. Felicia says:

    LOL – that is So. Not. A Lobster. :0)

  18. If I turn my head to the side, squint one eye partly closed, and look over my shoulder, yes! I can see the lobster. My hubby asked who made the penis cake! Looks yummy with the glaze! I added whipping cream to mine until it was pourable!

  19. Haha thanks for the laugh Bridget 🙂 I can see the lobster, but I’ll admit, it definitely wasn’t my first thought upon opening this post!

  20. bridget says:

    My sister thinks you guys all have dirty minds. She is apparently the only person who doesn’t see anything R-rated. Of course she’s the one who bought me the pan.

  21. The guys in my office would be hard pressed not to snigger and make lewd jokes about your lobster. lol….too funny! Great job on your cake!

  22. Elizabeth (gpointewife) says:

    oh, bridget, you know how very much I heart you and your blog…but that is a penis.

    use that pan for the next bachelorette party you have to host!

  23. LOL LOL – I didn’t even see the lobster disclaimer at the top of the post! So I was reading waiting for a punch line, or an explanation… haha!

  24. yeah, my mind totally went there, too! this is very racy for a twd post!! 🙂

  25. Yup, I went there! I was totally waiting for you to explain the cake.. I figured you would have some story about it! Lol! Anyway, cake still looks good, regardless of shape!

  26. wendy says:

    I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who saw “something” besides a lobster!! … As bridget says, “get your mind out of the gutter” – she called me out BIG TIME! 😉

  27. LOL- yeah, I so have my mind in the gutter. 🙂

  28. Woah girl that is one big…..lobster! Im glad you enjoyed this recipe.Mine was a mess..crumbly and dry.

  29. H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S! So glad you said it was a lobster. I was pretty convinced otherwise, but now I see the antennae. Elizabeth is spot on – use this the next time you go to a bachelorette party. Most brides want a Maine-themed party, right?! 🙂