The only time these measurements should vary is if you are using substitute ingredients like oil in place of another fat based one. In this case, you should verify the appropriate amount that will be needed by using an alternative measurements guide for common, uninfused ingredients.
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Makes: 1 cake
Takes: 1 hour
- 1 ¾ cups of white all-purpose flour
- 2 cups of white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup of cannabutter
- 1 cup of cannamilk
- 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
- ¾ cup of cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla
- 2 tablespoons of instant coffee (any flavor)
- 1 cup of water
- 1 teaspoon of butter
- 1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon of salt
One of the biggest mistakes that are made with marijuana edibles is a miscalculation of the salt that is in cannabutter. Most cannabutter recipes call for an unsalted base, but, if you have salted cannabutter, then you will want to skip adding any additional salt, even if the recipe specifically calls for it.
Cannabis is entirely legal to grow and possess in Canada, but despite that change, Canadians do not yet have access to certified or tested marijuana edibles. We can, however, make them ourselves at home if we have the right ingredients on hand. Making your edibles is relatively easy once you get the hang of it but can be a daunting challenge if you have never tried it before. For those that are less confident and or less experienced, we have designed this helpful step by step guide on how to make weed cake. Many of the tips and tricks included here can translate well over to other cannabis-infused recipes, and cannabis cake is the perfect stepping stone for anyone who is just starting to learn how to make marijuana-infused edibles. So, let’s jump right in and get you started on how to make weed cake.
- The very first step to making cannabis cake is choosing the recipe that you would like to experiment with. It’s always a good idea to remember that the taste of marijuana can be best disguised with stronger flavors, but you can ultimately infuse any traditional dessert recipe, with minimal effort. Once you have settled on the type of cake you are making, it is time to move your focus to the ingredients list.
The very last step is to use your freshly made cannabis-infused parts in your favorite recipe. This is easy to do if you are using the same base. So cannabutter that is being substituted for regular butter should be measured the same way, and this is the same for oils.
Though some people struggle with the intense, long-lasting effects that come from eating cannabinoids, others may find that they have an unusually high tolerance to this method of ingestion. If you are seeking a more potent cannabis cake, than you can add in extras, like making icing using cannabutter or straight up decarboxylated bud grind.
Many of the tips and tricks included here can translate well over to other cannabis-infused recipes, and cannabis cake is the perfect stepping stone.
by Kelly Pitts – January 1, 2020
Cook time: 15-30 mins
You can easily calculate the amount of THC per serving by multiplying the THC percentage by the weight of cannabis in milligrams and dividing by the number of servings per batch. For example, if you use 5 grams(5,000mg) of cannabis with a THC content of 20%(.2) to make a space cake, the entire cake would contain approximately 1000mg of THC.
If you already have cannabis butter made, you can skip to step five.
- Chocolate chips
- Crushed candy(peppermints, Oreo cookies)
- Orange extract
- Lemon extract
- Peppermint extract
- Pumpkin spice mix
This delicious edible is easy to make and requires only a few, easy-to-find ingredients. Keep it simple with classic chocolate or vanilla space cake, or customize the flavor based on your tastes or any special occasion. This recipe begins with making cannabis-infused butter or margarine and allowing it to cool completely, which can take four hours or more. You can complete this step a day or even a week in advance.
- Decarboxylate Cannabis: Preheat the oven to 240 degrees F(115 °C). Weigh out the desired amount of cannabis. Use your judgement and experience level as a guide. Edibles can often end up being too strong to handle, even for those with a high tolerance. Use a potency calculator or see “Space Cake Tips” below for guidance.
- After weighing, use a grinder, scissors, or your hands to break up the weed and spread it out evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Toast in the oven for 40 minutes, stirring every ten minutes or so. This process is called decarboxylation , which converts the non-psychoactive THCA to the psychoactive cannabinoid, THC.
- Infuse the Butter: Next, you’ll need to infuse the THC into a fat to make it easier for your body to absorb. Melt your butter or butter substitute in a medium-sized saucepan over low heat. Add your decarboxylated cannabis and one cup of water. Stir to combine. The water will help prevent the cannabutter from scorching. Continue to simmer this mixture on very low for three hours, stirring regularly. Set a timer and don’t leave the stove unattended.
- Strain and Cool: When time is up, place a coffee filter or cheesecloth over the opening of your glass container and carefully strain out your mixture. Discard the plant matter. Place your butter and water mixture in the refrigerator to set up. As the mixture cools, the water will sink to the bottom and the cannabis-infused oil will float. When the butter becomes firm, use a knife to poke a small hole and pour out the water. The more firm the butter, the easier this step will be. This process, while somewhat lengthy, will yield highly potent cannabutter that you can use for space cakes or a wide range of other edibles.
- Prep: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 °C) . Grease and flour your baking pan or insert cupcake papers. Use a microwave or saucepan to melt the cannabutter.
- Combine ingredients: In a large mixing bowl or electric mixer, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth and well combined. Add any optional flavoring at this time.
- Bake: Pour batter into your prepared baking or cupcake pan. If making cupcakes, consider using a measuring cup to ensure equal servings.
- Check to see if the cupcakes are fully cooked after 15 minutes. If using a 9 x 9 pan, check after about 20 minutes. Insert a toothpick straight down into the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, remove the space cake from the oven. If not, continue to bake for three more minutes and check again.
- Chill out: Allow the space cakes or space cupcakes to cool in the pan for 20 minutes before turning out. Allow the cake to cool completely before cutting.
Space cakes are a classic edible recipe often found in famous Amsterdam coffeeshops like Amnesia and Grey Area. Space cakes come in a variety of flavors and strengths but generally involve traditional cake ingredients that are combined with cannabis-infused butter or oil. Not planning a trip to the Netherlands any time soon? We’ll show you how to make weed space cakes at home!
Prep time: 4+ hours
Not planning a trip to the Netherlands any time soon? We’ll show you how to make weed space cakes at home in this easy recipe.