How to make marijuana cakes
With the general public’s stance on marijuana decidedly different than it was a decade ago thanks to changes throughout the US, allowing both medical and recreational usages in various states, a happy byproduct is that we have better information than ever when it comes to making weed edibles — a delivery system that continues to reinvent the way that people get high.
While weed edibles these days run the gamut from Thanksgiving recipes to cupcakes, there is no denying that baking cookies or brownies remains an all-time classic. However, knowing how to make edibles requires a certain amount of knowledge, both of cooking and marijuana, to craft the perfect batch.
After all, people are looking for something that both tastes good and is potent. Unfortunately, you can’t get that by simply slapping some pre-bought mix on a cookie sheet, adding crumbled weed, and lobbing it in the oven. Never fear, though. We’ve got you covered when it comes to how to make weed edibles and the perfect edibles recipe.
The actual items you need
So you’ve got some weed and want to start making edibles. That’s a good start. In fact, many might be more at ease handling the marijuana aspect of this gambit than the cooking. But rather than think of your weed edible’s potency as the number one goal, instead think of getting some quality chocolate, such as Guittard or Scharffen Berger.
From there, you’ll want to also pick up six large eggs, two sticks of unsalted butter, vanilla extract, sugar, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and kosher salt. From a utilitarian perspective, you’ll also need a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, a weed grinder, food processor, wooden spoon, cheesecloth, and two large pots.
Still with me? Good. Then let’s learn how to make edibles so that these weed cookies can eventually turn into weed cake in the future.
Pick your strain
Like with junk food, picking the right strain for making edibles depends on the mood you’re in and the social situation you’re planning for. A simple question to ask is, “Daytime cookie or nighttime cookie?” Although weed impacts everyone differently, sativas give users energy and indicas are better for relaxation and sleep.
Want your cookies to make you want to get up and conquer the world? We suggest Sour Diesel, White Widow, Casey Jones, Golden Goat, or Lemon Skunk. But if you prefer something for you, your Netflix account, and a planned rendezvous with your bed, opt for strains like Bubba Kush, Granddaddy Purple, or White Fire Alien OG.
There’s a reason why marijuana is most commonly smoked rather than eaten. Without heating it up or burning it, raw weed is actually non-psychoactive, chock full of THCA, and actually considered a “superfood” by some, who note 400 different chemical compounds inside the plant, including vitamins, essential oils, and acids.
Thus, to begin the weed edible process, a chef must prepare the weed so the elements that make a person feel high are present in the pastry. As High Times noted, “If you want to get high, you’ll need to cook it, and you’ll need to do it right so you don’t waste it.”
The boiling temperature for THC is 314ºF, and heating your cannabis too much for too long will result in lowered potency. The process itself, however, is rather straightforward:
1. Preheat your oven to 240ºF. If you have an oven thermometer to gauge the oven’s true temperature, even better.
2. Break the leaf down into more manageable pieces and place on a cookie sheet as if toasting spices. Don’t overload the marijuana so pieces are on top of each other.
3. Put the sheet in the oven and monitor for 30-40 minutes (depending on oven strength and the strain of weed). You’re looking for a golden brown color as opposed to the more vibrant green of an untoasted leaf.
4. Take out of the oven and let the toasted marijuana cool. Then put the weed in a food processor and pulse it for a second so it is ground coarsely.
With a major step out of the way, it’s time to make “cannabutter,” infusing your active marijuana into a food perfect for baking: butter. While there are numerous methods for achieving this, some of which take up to eight hours, here is a wafer-simmered version that is both simple and heralded by The Cannabist as the best cannabutter in the US.
In a medium-sized saucepan, bring a quart of water to the boil on the stove. Once boiling, add your sticks of butter and allow them to melt completely. After that, add your marijuana and reduce the heat to simmer. The real key here is that the weed should always be floating about 1.5 to 2 inches from the bottom of the pan. The butter should cook at a low heat for three hours until the mixture starts to get thick at the top.
From there, you’re nearly finished. Take the mixture and place it in a bowl lined with cheesecloth. Then squeeze out the remaining liquid butter. After allowing the liquid butter to cool for an hour, put it in the fridge until it takes on the consistency and texture of a spread.
We swear we’re almost to the part where you can actually eat your weed edible.
Do you get the killer munchies after smoking and want to kill two birds with one stone? We've got you covered with our how to make edibles guide.
How to make marijuana cake in 7 steps
marijuana cake in 7 steps
Making a sponge cake is one of the easiest things in the world, and also the funniest, if we add a little marijuana, but always keeping in mind that eating and smoking marijuana have very different effects.
Shall we make a marijuana cake?
Today, I woke up looking forward doing something special in the kitchen, and told myself: “I’m going to prepare something easy and funny” and… Is there anything better than a marijuana sponge cake?… spending very little time in the kitchen, you can enjoy after, for a while, a delicious cannabic candy. ??
And that is precisely the secret of one of humanity’s oldest desserts, the sponge cake, or “bizcocho”, as it is called in some Spanish-speaking places, has lasted for so many years or, rather, centuries.
Yes, yes, yes! I am not stoned yet! I have said well, CENTURIES, because the first data, according to historians and curious gastronomists, the sponge cakes, which evidently were made without marijuana, date back to the tenth century BC.
The sponge cake was one of the soldiers’ staple foods, as this type of food lasted longer.
Nowadays the recipe has been simplified so much (although it is still so rich) that it is usually one of the first recipes, or maybe the first recipe that children make. So if they can do it… you and me too! So, then, What do you say? Do you wanna join us?…Well, let’s get to work!!???
? Ingredients and material for making a marijuana cake
Unless you’re a real mess, I bet you that everything I am gonna ask for you to make a marijuana cake is already available at you home, Isn’t it? Take a note and then you tell me:✍️
- 1 plain yogurt
- Sugar (2 glasses, you may use the yogurt glass)
- Flour (3 glasses measured with the yogurt glass)
- 3 eggs
- 1 packet of yeast
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 glass of previously melted cannabis butter (about 80 grams)
- 5 to 8 grams of marijuana buds
Ingredients for making a marijuana cake
This is a first option if you have already made marijuana butter, but if it is not your case, you can also choose to use normal butter, without salt, and add the marijuana later. In any case, the recipe hardly varies, although it’s true that the second option is softer than the first one and, perhaps, the most recommendable if it’s the first time that you or any of your guests try marijuana sponge cake.
As for which type of marijuana choose to make a cake, the truth is that the range is very wide, but among others, I recommend the CBD Nebula II, a true delight for the most gourmet palates, whose buds, completely covered with resin, make it ideal for cooking.
Nebula II CBD has a ratio THC: CBD close to 1:1. With 7% CBD and 6% THC, this gene can be used for therapeutic purposes and produce a balanced and relaxing effect…
Of course, you know that sponge cake, besides being very easy to make, also has the advantage that you can add almost everything: nuts, chocolate, fruit... Gives us a wide range of possibilitiesl! I, as I have a sweet tooth, have thought that today I am going to prepare a chocolate marijuana cake, so using the ingredients above, I will add chocolate to melt. You’re gonna lick your fingers like you did when you were a kid!!?
And, well, don’t forget to take notes about the stuff you need:
- 1 bowl
- 1 spatula
- 1 baking pan
- 1 knifebaking paper (if you don’t have any, and there is butter or flour left over, also serves you)
- 1 casserole dish
- 1 grinder
- 1 mixer (optional)
And now that you’ve got it all, leave the paper and pen down, and change it for an apron! let’s get started!
material for making a marijuana cake
? Recipe for marijuana sponge cake step by step
1-As this recipe is very easy and quick to make, the first step is to start the oven and pre-heat it to 180 degrees, so when we finish our mixture, will be ready to start baking.
pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
2-Secondly, we will melt the butter in the microwave oven (either regular or cannabis butter) for about 10-20 seconds, depending on the power of your device. If you’ve decided to make chocolate cake, like me, cut the ounces with your hand and pour them into a casserole, when it’s already a little hot. Remember to keep the temperature low so it doesn’t burn. If you want, you can also add some milk.
we will melt the butter in the microwave oven
3-As the chocolate melts, you can move on to the third step of mixing the remaining ingredients: yogurt, eggs, flour, sugar and pinch of salt and stir it until you get a smooth dough, with no lumps. TIP: If you want to go even faster, you can pass it all through the blender.
mix the remaining ingredients: yogurt, eggs, flour, sugar and pinch of salt
4-Next we will pour the butter, the marijuana buds that we will have crushed with the grinder, and the chocolate. We do the same mixing operation, either with a spatula or a blender (seriously, I think the second one is the best, even if the kitchen gourmets want to kill me).
we will pour the butter, the marijuana buds that we will have crushed with the grinder
5-Another option, especially if we use normal butter, is to melt it in a saucepan and when half melted, mix it with the crushed marijuana buds.
to melt it in a saucepan
6-And, all right!…we’ve got our dough ready to use! Now just put the baking paper in the mould we have chosen to bake our biscuit, or spread butter o flour over the edges and bake it in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
7-When this time elapses, to know if It’s ready, it will suffice to insert the tip of a spatula, if it comes out clean you can afirm that it’s ready, otherwise, we will have to wait a little, but watching that we do not overcook or burn the top of the cake, which happens to many people. A normal mistake for beginners that sometimes happen to any of us!
? Tips before eating a marijuana cake
If you are a loyal fan of this blog, you know it for sure: smoking marijuana is not the same as eating it. In the first case you get stoned faster, but its effects last less. On the other hand, if you consume marijuana edibles (intake), the effects take a long time to be noticed (they can take from 30 minutes to 2 hours, it depends on the entire food intake at a time), but the duration of the high is prolonged during more time.
So if you think it does not give you a good high, wait a little longer, because you might get scared later if you are over dosing yourself, eating more marijuana sponge cake than you realize.Start by half or one serving, then, let it act for a while. Also, if you have to work later, to drive your car or, in short, to do something that means keeping all your senses alert, be very careful of when and how much marijuana cake you’ve eaten, since THC dosage, is now running through your veins.
On the other hand, eating marijuana sponge cake may be funny, and even someone could feel like drinking wine or other types of alcohol, but it is not recommended, so I advise to change it for a juice, water, coffee, tea, milk… which, in addition, it suits much more than a glass of wine.
Making a sponge cake is one of the easiest things in the world, ? and also the funniest, if we add a little marijuana. Shall we make a marijuana cake?