The weed Space Cake is one of the most iconic cannabis edibles known to man! Its popularity rivals weed brownies, weed cookies, and weed gummy bears. The great thing about Space Cakes is that you can include cannabis into almost any basic cake recipe and it will become a Space Cake! This means if you have any secret family cake recipes or just a favourite cake you like making, you can easily turn it into a Space Cake!
What is Space Cake?
The term “Space Cake” is slang for a cannabis edible cake. It refers to baking a cake and infusing it with activated cannabis ingredients. The infusion most commonly requires the use of cannabis butter, but cannabis oil and cannabis milk are also popular ingredients used to infuse the cake with.
The Effects of Edibles
This is a great alternative to smoking cannabis as this method will bring the desired effects of being “high” without the negative side effects of the common combustion methods used. Furthermore, this method won’t damage your lungs. Edibles usually take around 1 to 4 hours to take effect and can last up to 8 or more hours depending on the size of the dose the specific individual takes. If you want to learn more about the effects of edibles, click here to read the comprehensive article we wrote on the effects of cannabis edibles.
How to Make a Space Cake
The main thing needed to make a Space Cake is an activated cannabis ingredient, which you can then easily add to any cake recipe. An activated ingredient refers to cannabis butter, cannabis oil, or cannabis milk. The cannabis is considered “activated” when it has already undergone decarboxylation and is bioavailable and ready to be consumed. Decarboxylation is a critical step when making Space Cakes. If this step is not taken, the Space Cake will not work.
Why You Need to Decarboxylate!
Decarboxylation is crucial because it will turn the THC-A molecule into the psychoactive THC molecule. If you were to smoke cannabis this would already be happening naturally when you burn it. But, since in the case of making edibles, there is no cannabis being burned. Therefore, we need to do this extra step when using cannabis to make edibles like Space Cakes.
All this means is that you need to activate the THC, that way you get the psychoactive effects you intended for. If you want to learn how to decarboxylate we have already written a comprehensive article on it:
How to Make Activated Ingredients
We have already written comprehensive guides on how to make the activated ingredients correctly as well. Learn how to easily make them right at home, click these links to read our comprehensive articles on activated cannabis ingredients:
Here’s What You’re Going to Need:
To make our favourite version of the Space Cake, you’re going to need some equipment first. You will most likely be able to find the majority of this stuff at home. Here is a list of what you will need:
The Main Ingredient:
There is only one ingredient in this recipe that you probably won’t find in your kitchen. That ingredient is cannabis butter. If you’re not sure how to make it or want to learn how we have a comprehensive guide to making cannabis butter here that will help you.
Space Cake Recipe
- 9×13 Inch Pan
- Large Mixing Bowls
- Stir Stick
- Cooking Spray
- 2 & 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 & 1/2 Cups Packed Brown Sugar
- 1 Cup Sour Cream
- 1 Cup Boiling Water
- 1/2 Cup Cannabis Butter
- 3 Eggs
- 3 (1 Ounce) Squares Unsweetened Chocolate Melted
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
- 1 & 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Grease a 9×13-inch pan.
- In a mixing bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the 1/2 cup of cannabis butter and 2 & 1/2 cups of packed brown sugar until thoroughly combined. Add in eggs one at a time, mixing after each one. Beat in vanilla extract and melted chocolate squares. Add 1/2 of the sour cream and then 1/2 of the flour mixture to the cannabis butter mixture until it's well blended. Then add the remaining flour mixture and sour cream. Stir in the boiling water.
- Evenly spread batter into a greased 9×13-inch pan. Place in preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes.
- Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes before icing. You can use any icing you desire!
Space Cake Potency Calculator
To find the potency of your weed Space Cake, you’re going to first need to know the potency of your cannabis butter or other infused ingredient. If you don’t know the potency of your cannabis butter, head over to our cannabutter guide by clicking this link. At the bottom of that post, there is a calculator that you can use to estimate the potency of your activated ingredient.
Another important thing to note about potency calculations:
Calculating the potency of your edibles accurately is not an easy task. There are many variables involved. Some of these include the amount of cannabis that was actually infused into the cannabis butter, what the exact percentage of THC the cannabis you used was, and even the amount of cannabinoids that are burned off when you bake the Space Cake. In short, there’s a lot of places that your estimate can go wrong, and if there is an error at the beginning of your calculation, that error will be carried throughout and your result will be way off. It’s important to understand that the potency calculator is just to help you estimate the potency.
This potency calculator has been programmed to take into account the above recipe that uses 1/2 cup of cannabis butter.
Easiest Way to Make Space Cakes
Space Cakes are just a term referring to cannabis-infused cakes. The main ingredient in Space Cakes is cannabis butter, cannabis oil, or cannabis milk. The easiest and quickest method to make these is to use a store-bought cake mix. Just ensure the recipe calls for butter, oil, or milk, then all you have to do is combine the cake mix with the activated ingredient (cannabis butter or cannabis oil) and follow the instructions on the box!
Can You Buy Space Cake?
You can purchase Space Cake in places and regions where cannabis is legal for recreational use. Space Cake has been popular in places like Amsterdam for decades and its popularity has been rising in the United States and Canada over the past years as more laws have been lifted in regards to selling and consuming cannabis edibles.
In our opinion, it is more reliable, safe, and cost-effective to bake your own Space Cakes right at home! You can make them with the specific potency you desire, the type of cake batter you like, and save money while doing it!
If you have leftover trimmings from your plants, some homegrown buds, or just some extra cannabis that you would like to infuse into a cake, we have all the information you will need to do so. The first step is making an activated ingredient like cannabis butter, cannabis oil, or cannabis milk. Then once you have the activated ingredient, you can add that to any cake recipe that requires it and you’ll have a Space Cake made in no time!
If you want to make your own activated ingredient at home to be able to make a Space Cake and don’t know where to start, here are some links:
Space Cake Strain
When cannabis enthusiasts talk about space cake, they are usually are referring to cannabis edibles! But there is also a cannabis strain called Space Cake!
The Space Cake strain is a rare indica dominant hybrid strain, (its roughly 70% indica and 30% sativa). The strain was created by crossing breeding the famous Girl Scout Cookies with Snow Lotus strains.