Fish Cake

Reel in this sweet catch of the day in no time! Perfect for a theme party or summer get-together.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 3 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
box lemon cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Tray or cardboard (16x14 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
1 1/2
containers vanilla or lemon frosting
Blue, red and yellow food colors
1
round mint candy
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Make and bake cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool 15 minutes. Run knife around side of pan to loosen cake; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes for easier handling.
  • 2 Cut cake as shown in diagram. Arrange cake pieces on tray to form fish as shown in diagram. Frost with a thin layer of frosting to seal in crumbs, attaching pieces with small amount of frosting; refrigerate or freeze 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting. Frost cake with remaining frosting.
  • 3 To make purple color, in small bowl, mix 5 drops blue food color and 5 drops red food color. Drop purple color along top of fish. Drop 6 drops blue food color along center and 6 drops yellow food color along bottom. Starting from top edge of fish, blend colors into frosting with small spatula or spoon, working purple down into blue and blue down into yellow. Use back of spoon to form scales. Define lips with edge of spatula. Mark tail and fins with fork. Use candy for eye. Store loosely covered.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    420
    (
    Calories from Fat
    160),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    18g
    18%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    3 1/2g
    3 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    350mg
    350%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    63g
    63%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    44g
    44%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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