A food known as a space cake (or cannabis cake) is exactly what it sounds like: a delectable cake infused with marijuana. For cannabis users with a sweet tooth, space cakes have become very popular and exist in dispensaries throughout the country. Space cakes are wonderful, discreet methods to achieve an out-of-this-world high (pun 100% intended).
While there are many space cake recipes available, they all boil down to the use of the same ingredients. A space cake is simply a baked good created with cannabutter or another cannabis-infused fat such as coconut oil, according to the user’s preference.
We’ll go through a popular space cake recipe so you can make your own delicious cannabis treat at home. But first, let’s discuss dosing concerns.
How long do the effects of a space cake last?
Cakes with cannabis-infused icing are called “space cakes.” They’re labeled as edibles, which implies that the THC takes longer to act than it does with other cannabis ingestion methods. It’s always a good idea to start with a tiny serving and wait one to two hours before ingesting more. Keep in mind that you can eat as much as you want, but not less.
Why do edibles have a stronger effect than smoking or vaping cannabis? When you consume cannabis, the THC in the edible is changed to 11-hydroxy-THC in your liver, which is considerably more powerful. Edibles are also more difficult to digest since THC must traverse your digestive tract before it can function.
How do I calculate the dose per serving?
To figure out how much one serving of your space cake contains, you’ll need to do some arithmetic. Begin by determining the THC content of the flower you’re using to bake with. So, for example, if you start with 1 g of flower containing 20% THC, you’ll end up with 200 mg of THC overall. The decarboxylation process destroys roughly 10% of the THC (200 x 0.9), leaving you with 180 mg total. Following extraction in oil or butter, where you lose an additional 40% of the THC (180 x 0.6), there will be 108 mg of THC in that oil.
If you cut your space cake into eight equal pieces, each one will contain about 13 milligrams of THC, which is a relatively strong amount for most people. If you’re new to or on a low dose of cannabis, consider lowering the ratio of cannabutter to normal butter in your recipe or cutting your space cake into smaller servings.
What’s a space cake?
Space cakes are a kind of edible that resemble a cake, muffin, or pastry and are shaped like one. They’re literally cakes (sometimes known as “space pastries”) sold by several medical cannabis dispensaries and several coffee shops in Amsterdam with a passion for baking. Obviously, the active THC component distinguishes space cakes from normal pastries. Space cakes are made using cannabutter; it’s butter that has been heated in a pan with marijuana leaves and buds before being sifted out.
A space cake, like other marijuana edibles, is cerebral and physical as well as body-stone weighted. The high, nevertheless, takes about an hour to start developing – although it ends more quickly than most other edibles.
Why should I bake a Space Cake and not just smoke a joint?
If you’re used to smoking a joint and getting an almost immediate high, it makes sense why people would make edibles. This makes sense, especially when you consider how long marijuana edibles take to act and how long their high lasts.
Edibles aren’t meant to take the place of joints, and the experiences aren’t comparable. Edibles provide a distinct high that differs from smoking and can be a fun break. They may also serve as a wonderful method to surprise guests or give the ideal present for someone who isn’t a smoker but does enjoy cannabis.
Is it reasonable to eat a nutritious meal as an everyday extravagance? Perhaps not for everyone, but they do offer a distinctive, powerful, full-body high that makes you look like a ten-year-old who just received the biggest piece of birthday cake and doesn’t have to share.
Common edibles mistakes
Nothing happens when a would-be spacecake astronaut bites into a fluffy, cannabis-infused cake. They take another bite — or two — an hour later to discover that the initial dose is working, but there is no rescue boat in sight.
This is a typical occurrence with edibles, and even experienced users may make this error. Keep in mind that edibles take longer to work than other types of cannabis. Take your time, start small, and wait at least an hour and a half before refueling.
The most frequent blunder is not decarboxylating your marijuana before making edibles. The cake may be tasty, but it will not give you a high because the cannabis has not been decarboxylated. Here’s why.
Why decarboxylation is key
Your couch will transform into a lunar module if you decarboxylate marijuana. The conversion of THCA to THC using heat is known as decarbing, and your sofa becomes a moon base. Decarbing happens quickly when you smoke cannabis, but consuming it first takes some time. This is a straightforward procedure that only requires about 30-45 minutes in the oven with some foil or a baking sheet. Ground cannabis on a pan for approximately 30-45 minutes at temperatures ranging from 220-245°F (105-120°C).
Make a point of cracking the window, though. While you are in space, no one can hear you scream, but your housemates on Earth will be able to smell the odor of decarbing marijuana seeping into the room.
How to make cannabis oil and cannabutter
The final step before you can go is to make a cannabis infusion. Cannabinoids such as THC and CBD are fat soluble, which means they must be consumed with a fatty substance for the body to absorb and process them.
By replacing the original oil or butter in any dish with your preferred infused fat, olive oil, coconut oil, or butter, you may turn any recipe into a cannabis cuisine.
Many would claim that only butter should be used in a cake, but the one we’re going to show you employs vegetable oil instead.
How to infuse vegetable oil with cannabis
Here’s what you’ll need to make some cannabis oil:
- 1 cup or around 7-14 grams of ground, decarboxylated cannabis
- 1 cup of vegetable oil
- Double-boiler, saucepan, or crockpot
- Storage container
Cannabis may be infused in a variety of ways. The saucepan approach is quite simple; simply heat the oil and decarboxylated cannabis in a saucepan at around 130-150°F (55-65°C) for three hours, stirring it frequently to avoid scorching.
Place cannabis and oil in a Crock-Pot, set to low heat for three hours, and let it cook. If you’re using a double boiler, fill the bottom pan with water and add the oil; simmer for three hours if you’re using cannabis.
Allow the oil to cool with each technique. When it’s done, strain it through a cheesecloth into a jar and squeeze the cloth several times to be sure that all of the oil has been removed.
All you have to do now is store it in a secure container that is out of the reach of any small children who may come by.
Another thing to consider while creating cannabis oil is the strength. If you want a more mild batch, use less cannabis (6 or 7 grams of flower). It’s entirely your choice. If you’re making an intense batch of oil, half-infuse it and half-non-infused oil before using it in a recipe to ensure that it isn’t too potent. It all depends on your tolerance and how powerful you want the cake to be.
The cannabis Space Cake recipe
You may make your own marijuana cake from scratch, using detailed records of your family’s lineage dating back to the Magna Carta’s creation, or you may simply change an existing recipe.
A wide range of cake recipes can be found in the cosmos, but we chose to modify this beautiful chocolate cake from Martha Stewart. She has years of culinary expertise and used to work with Snoop Dogg as a friend and collaborator.
How to make chocolate Space Cake
- 6 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
- 6 teaspoons salt
- 12 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoon baking soda
- 11⁄4 cup cannabis-infused vegetable oil
- 21⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 6 cups buttermilk
- 12 cups sugar
- 6 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 6 teaspoons baking powder
- 12 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 6 cups hot water
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Oil two 8-inch cake pans and flour them. Butter paper and cocoa should be placed in each pan before adding the batter.
In a mixing dish, whisk the cocoa, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In a mixer on low speed for a couple of minutes, gradually add the oil until smooth.
Remove the loaves from the oven and set them aside to cool for 10 minutes before turning them out. Serve with berries or whipped cream if desired.
Remove the loaves from the oven and set them on wire racks to cool. Turn the pans over after about 20-30 minutes to remove the cakes, allowing them to cool top side up. Using a tiny, sharp knife, carefully cut one of the cakes’ tops off using as little of an incision as possible.
This is the most crucial stage of the procedure. You may stack or pair them, or go in a completely different direction and eat one of the cakes without icing it with hot fudge or whipped cream: take a large piece and drop it into a bowl with a great deal of ice cream, for example.
However, if you decide to offer cannabis chocolate cake, keep in mind the wise words of space cake elders: “Don’t go mad.” Enjoy a normal-size slice and wait an hour or two before eating more.
Now that you’ve built your time machine, take it for a spin. Set aside some time to sit back and enjoy the trip, but don’t rush back to reality when the time machine comes online.