Focus on one side of the board to clear the cake: usually the one on the left will be easiest to destroy first. Use horizontal and vertical candy to crush through the licorice x-locked candy then work away at the cake. After the explosion, it will be easier to get to the second cake, and with that gone, a lot of the jelly spots will be taken out with it.
Use the best combos you can to take out the remaining jelly spots and beat the level. It’s not the easy ‘first level of episode’ we’ve grown used to, but it’s not the hardest either