Comida Kraft
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Fish Bowl Cake

Prep Time
25
min.
Total Time
4
hr.
55
min.
Servings

12 servings

Also Known As: AQUARI-YUM CAKE
Pound cake cubes and jelly beans make a tasty ocean floor in this clever take on an aquarium. Get out the fish bowl and the gelatin and give it a try!

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Make It

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  • Place cake cubes in bottom of clean new 2-qt. plastic fish bowl; top with the jelly beans. Set aside.
  • Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mixes in large bowl until completely dissolved. Add ice cubes; stir until gelatin begins to thicken. Remove any unmelted ice. Pour thickened gelatin into fish bowl.
  • Arrange fruit snacks in gelatin to resemble fish swimming in a fish bowl. Refrigerate 4 hours or until gelatin is set. To serve, scoop out the gelatin and cake with a large spoon. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.

Where to Buy a Fish Bowl

You can find a plastic fish bowl at any pet store or party store. Be sure to thoroughly wash and dry the fish bowl before using.

Family Fun

Try using a combination of bite-size fish-, shark- and octopus-shaped chewy fruit snacks.

Servings

  • 12 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 230
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 170mg
Carbohydrate 41g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 35g
Protein 3g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from I wasted eight (8) boxes of jello, one (1) pound cake and one (1) bag of jelly beans trying to make... I wasted eight (8) boxes of jello, one (1) pound cake and one (1) bag of jelly beans trying to make this recipe for my son's birthday. The pound cake absorbed the first 2 boxes of jello, so I added two more boxes. At that point, the cake started breaking apart. So in the garbage that went. Then I tried again without the cake, fish sunk to bottom and the fish bowl was only half full. So I refrigerated for two hours - then added the fish and then made two more boxes to add on top. Currently waiting for that to refrigerate so I can add more fish. This was the stupidest recipe I ever made. Never again!
Date published: 2006-09-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from it's a cute idea, but i had the same problem. it's a cute idea, but i had the same problem. As soon as I put in my slightly thickened jello, the cake floated to the top and the jelly beans went to the bottom. So I let it set for a while and figured I would add more jello once the first layer was more firm. I guess I should have waited 6 hours to do that, b/c when I added the next round of slightly thickened jello, the cake sucked that up too! So it looks like a pretty gross mess. If someone can tell me how to get the cake under control it may have worked, but for now my friend is getting a really weird/gross looking birthday cake.
Date published: 2007-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After I made this for my family I started to see them slowly drift away as if were on a sea made of... After I made this for my family I started to see them slowly drift away as if were on a sea made of jello. My wife left me, my kids filed restraining orders. I didn't even know kids could do that!!! Only reason I'm giving this five stars is because I thought the fish looked good next to the grapes, and the china I served it on was expensive. Anyways highly recommend this dish is you are in bad terms with your family and your car doesn't work.
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from After reading the other ratings I decided to change a few things, in place of jelly beans I used... After reading the other ratings I decided to change a few things, in place of jelly beans I used "Fruit Headline" which is "Lemonheads" but the all the fruit flavors/colors. We also let the jello set up a bit before adding it to the cake/candy in a bowl. It worked perfect and looks just like a Fish Bowl. It was a big hit with everyone at our family reunion.
Date published: 2007-05-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The fish bowl I used was too large but I doubled the recipe as I was feeding a large crowd. The fish bowl I used was too large but I doubled the recipe as I was feeding a large crowd. The cake soaked up all the jello and rose to the top. The gummy fish sunk to the bottom. The jello needs to be VERY firm before putting it into the bowl but the recipe didn't state that. It was a flop and I spent a lot of money on the ingredients.
Date published: 2006-07-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This was a very expensive waste of time. This was a very expensive waste of time. I wish I had read the recipe ratings and comments before attempting this. I made it the night before for a church potluck. The jelly beans all lost thier color and the fish turned to a gross mush. The concept wes good but the finished product was awful.
Date published: 2007-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was so fun to make and makes a great visual presentation! This was so fun to make and makes a great visual presentation! I made this for teenagers at church while we were doing a theme based on fishing this summer (Mark 1:17). It was perfect! Thank you for these creative ideas!
Date published: 2006-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I made this for Easter for the kids. I made this for Easter for the kids. It was the worst tasting dessert I have ever made. The kids took 1 bite and threw it away. Looked great in the beginning but colors ran and flavors all mixed together
Date published: 2008-03-24
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