Want to get really high? Bake a weed-infused space cake to do that in a tasty and fun way.
Foodies love this delicious weed cake because it is an exciting version of their favorite cakes infused with marijuana. The weed space cake is fluffy, moist, soft, and jam-packed with flavor, making it an excellent choice for night-ins and birthdays.
Decarboxylate Your Weed
Before you dig into the details for preparing the space jam cake batter, you need to decarboxylate your weed.
That’s because your cannabis product contains THCA, which remains non-psychoactive until you heat it. Applying heat to your weed activates THC to get you high.
If you skip this step, you may miss the spaced-out effect.
Decarbed weed is also used in several food items, such as cookies and weed ice cream. These cannabis edibles are an excellent way to enjoy your weed buzz since decarbed weed is more powerful than raw weed.
Steps For Decarboxylation
The decarboxylation process is pretty simple. All you have to do is follow these easy steps:
- First, get your oven ready for baking and preheat it to 120 °C.
- Then, grab a grinder and give your weed a good spin. But be careful and don’t grind it too fine.
- On your baking tray, place a baking or parchment paper sheet.
- Next, level the weed on your baking tray. Ensure it is spread evenly.
- Once done, place the tray in your preheated oven for around 45 minutes.
- Stir the weed after every 13 – 15 minutes.
- Lastly, make sure the oven heat does not exceed over 120 °C since it may destroy the terpenes and cannabinoids in the birthday cake weed.
Things You Need to Bake a Space Cake
When you have your decarbed weed at hand, it’s time to start baking. But before that, you must ensure that you have these items available:
The following list contains all the necessary utensils you need to bake a weed cake.
- A large bowl for mixing ingredients
- A spatula or spoon for stirring and mixing
- A baking pan
- Cake tin
- Cooking spray, parchment paper, or baking sheet
- Electric mixer
Ingredients with Proportions
If you want to bake your weed cake right, you should gather all the ingredients for your cannabis cake recipe. Here is everything you need:
- Plain flour – 1 ½ cup
- Salt – 1 teaspoon
- Baking powder – ½ teaspoon
- Powdered sugar or brown sugar – 1 cup
- Eggs – 4
- Sour cream – ½ cup
- Vanilla extract- 2 tablespoons
- Chocolate chips
- Softened cannabutter (if you don’t want an intoxicating weed cake, you can use plain unsalted or regular butter)
Space Cake Recipe Instructions
Baking a birthday cake weed is not much of a challenge. But you must follow these five simple steps correctly, or else your space ride can run into a few bummers.
Heat Up Your Oven
Set your oven to 175 °C to preheat it. While your oven’s heating up, you can butter or flour the baking tray. Alternatively, you may use baking paper or cooking spray.
Mix Baking Powder and Other Ingredients
Add flour, baking soda, and salt to a large mixing bowl and whisk all ingredients together. Next, add your melted butter or cannabis butter and powdered sugar.
Continue mixing until the weed cake batter is fluffy. Then add four eggs, one by one while mixing to combine them thoroughly.
Spice Up the Batter
It’s time to add more flavors. You can add your favorite ingredients, such as dried fruits, chocolate chips, melted chocolate, fresh lemon juice, cocoa powder, etc., with vanilla or sour cream. Use a mixing spoon to mix the batter well, and add your all-purpose flour.
Remix the ingredients until all components are combined properly. Next, transfer your weed cake ingredients to a baking tray.
Bake the Batter
Place the tray on the oven’s wire rack at 175 °C and bake it for 40 minutes. Once done, check if your cannabis cake is ready by inserting a skewer. If it comes out clean with no wet batter, your cake is ready.
Enjoy Your Cannabis Cake
Tada – you have done it! But before you dive into munching your delicious cake, let it cool completely for around 15 to 20 minutes. Additionally, you can store your scrumptious dessert for up to three days in an airtight container.
Should You Bake Space Cakes or Smoke a Joint?
Regular joint smokers usually ask why they should make an effort to bake a weed cake. Here are some explanations for this:
- Weed edibles contain decarbed cannabis, which is more potent than your joints. The best part is that the euphoria won’t fade away like smoke. Instead, it may take a few more hours to wear off completely.
- Edibles and joints offer variable experiences. If you’re up for a quick buzz, joints are an ideal choice. On the other hand, marijuana edibles can take around an hour or two to get you high.
So smoking a joint or eating a weed cake depends on what option suits you best. After all, experimenting with weed itself is fun.
Cannabis Infusion Alternatives
When infusing cannabis with edibles, you can try more than just one standard option. So let’s explore the different cannabis-infused alternatives you can use for your weed cake recipe:
This one’s easy, as you can make cannabutter in a slow cooker at your home. An instant pot and a double boiler can make great alternatives for a cooker.
Once the weed has been infused, you can use the melted butter in your cannabis cake directly.
Cannabis-infused coconut oil or other oil is a great option in store-bought cake mix. You can prepare cannabis oil at your home too.
Infusing cannabis with sugar can take longer than other alternatives, but this option is quite versatile and simple.
For instance, you can use cannasugar in a homemade weed cake mix or add cannabis-infused sugar to your milkshakes, cookies, or brownies.
If you’re not a fan of weed flavors, cannabis concentrates, such as FECO and distillate, can be a wonderful option. But you should be careful when using such alternatives since they are loaded with THC content and may produce an intense high.
You can use cannabis buds or weed in edibles at a push. But this option may not suit everyone since you’re leaving the plant residue in your batter.
So, if you choose ground weed for your cannabis recipes, ensure that you have completed the decarboxylation process to activate the required compounds.
Cannabis Strains Ideal for Baking a Weed Cake
Making weed cake with a preferable cannabis strain may amp up your weed cake recipe. So, check out these strains you should give a try:
Lemon haze can enhance the flavor of all baked cannabis edibles such as space cakes or cookies with its citrus tinge. This Sativa strain with bright orange calyxes and a resin shiny layer can improve your focus and mood and elevate your creativity.
Adding lemon haze to your marijuana cake can induce intense or moderate effects since it contains 15% to 20% THC.
Purple Queen is a stunning purple-flowered with sugar leaves and originates from the great Hindu Kush mountains.
The strain has Indica and Sativa genetics and a strong citrus taste and scent. Adding it to your cannabis cake recipe may take you to a full-body high as it has a 22% THC level.
If you want your cannabis recipe to stand out, try royal cookies, as it adds a serious kick to most desserts. It contains 23% THC and can satisfy your sweet tooth with its sugary taste.
Once you devour this space cake, you may enter a world of intense relaxation and euphoria for at least 4 to 6 hours.
Space cakes are not only perfect for long-lasting highs, but they can also have therapeutic effects. For instance, the Solomatic CBD strain can have high CBD levels and negligible THC compounds.
Thus, you can enjoy eating weed cake with a piney, sweet, and fruity taste while having a relaxing experience. In addition, its flowers are not dependent on the light cycle and can be harvested in 9 weeks. So, this strain can be grown easily.
Space cakes are fun to make since you can try adding multiple flavors, such as dried fruit, chocolates, or fruit toppings. The best part is that you can make frostings for your cannabis cake within a few simple steps.
So, now that your cannabis education for baking a cake is complete, what are you waiting for? Grab your apron and start baking. But make sure not to add too much weed as it may ruin your delectable cake taste.