How To Quickly Make Space Cakes At Home

Aug 14, 19 How To Quickly Make Space Cakes At Home

The benefits of marijuana are not confined to smoking or vaping. Many users find eating weed (eg. Space Cakes) more convenient and more satisfying. The best thing about consuming its components in such a familiar and comforting way is that it has long been practiced since the plant was discovered.

Cannabis is an herb. It was only natural for the people in India from millennia ago to explore its potential as an essential ingredient in drinks and dishes. Ancient Indians discovered that weed was soluble in oil, so the

invented recipes that involved sautéing the plant’s components in ghee. They did so first before they mixed it with other local ingredients.

Centuries later, the interest in eating marijuana progressed. It blossomed into the creation of THC-infused food and cookbooks that focused on the process. One bestseller, in particular, is The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book.

Cook Book: Space Cakes

First published in 1954, one of the recipes uses cannabis as an ingredient.

Food items that contain cannabinoids, specifically THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, are called solid edibles or cannabis edibles. Drinks that have weed in them are known as cannabis drinkables or liquid edibles. The food products are classified as:

  • Pure CBD edibles. These are foods that are filled with CBD’s medicinal benefits. They do not cause the high but could make users feel a lot better.
  • Indica-only edibles. If users want to be extremely relaxed to the point of sedation, these are the ideal food items as it brings more of a “physical high.”
  • Sativa-only edibles. Sativa makes users more energetic.
  • Hybrid edibles (mixture of Indica and Sativa). The effects are between those that one gains from the two differing cannabis plants. Often, it takes users on a stimulating mental high before following it up with whole-body relaxation.

Some users also eat uncooked marijuana. Ingesting this raw herb does not make the user high at all. The consumer only gets TCHA from uncooked weed. If the user wants to experience the intoxicating effects of the plant, the herb should undergo the process of decarboxylation, performed through cooking. This process results in many fun edibles, such as gummy bears, chocolates, cakes, cookies, and brownies. Savory dishes like pasta and soups are also favorites. These are convenient, discreet, and tasty forms of enjoying cannabis. When dope gets into the digestive system first, the effects are calmer, more potent, and more lasting. The high usually lasts for hours.

It is always enjoyable to eat pastries, candies, and cakes that are infused with THC. Both a daily canna edible eater and a first-timer would find these sweet edibles enticing. They are not intimidating at all, so they could easily fit into one’s daily diet.

What Happens During Weed Ingestion

The high of smoking marijuana only lasts for about three hours. When the plant’s components are cooked or baked and then ingested, just like Space Cakes, the effects take a long time to take hold. It usually takes half an hour to three hours before the high kicks in. The sensation lasts for six to ten hours. This lengthy intoxication is a good thing because it lowers the number of dosages.

When users ingest cannabis, the process of digestion transforms THC. The liver converts its delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol to 11-hydroxy-tetrahydrocannabinol, which has more hallucinogenic properties, crosses the blood-brain barrier, and is stronger than THC. By the time 11-hydroxy-tetrahydrocannabinol passes through the stomach and reaches the small intestines (for assimilation into the bloodstream), it would have produced a high that is incredibly potent.

If the consumer of edibles is used to the effects, the standard dose is .00035274 ounces or 10 milligrams. For a first-time eater, .00017637 ounces or 5 milligrams should be just right.

Solid Edible Infusion

The critical aspect of making and eating cannabis-infused food is the dosage. Consumers should be mindful of the dose, the same way they are about the calories. Compared to powders, tinctures, sprays, and inhalers, edibles are tastier and more discreet. Some famous examples are candies, chocolates, cookies, brownies, cakes, salsas, sauces, and soups. Usually, one cannot distinguish between regular pastries from weed-infused ones. On closer examination, these products have a mild canna smell and a slightly grassy hint of flavor.

Method of Infusion

Infusing marijuana is required in making edibles. Here are some of the common ones:

  • Butter Infusion Method

Cannabutter is usually the start of an oil infusion. It is a common binding ingredient found in cannabis products. Like oil, it helps the cook or baker to control the dosage better as the mind-altering effects are controlled.

  • Oil infusion Method

Coconut oil is known to be an ideal ingredient in canna-oil infusions. It is popular among those who are extra conscious about their health. If there is no access to coconut oil, walnut oil, olive, and avocado oil are equally healthy options.

Benefits of Cannabis Edibles

Edibles like Space Cakes are prevalent in areas where marijuana is legal for medicinal or recreational use. Consumers prefer eating weed because of its myriad benefits:

  • It is healthier than smoking. Smoking usually makes the user experience the effects quicker, but this type of assimilation is not for everyone. Others prefer ingesting cannabis because the high is milder, stronger, and lengthier. Eating the herb also saves the lungs from damage.
  • It offers quality and consistency. In a perfect world, all canna edibles are labeled properly, and the dosages are fixed in every serving. Making homemade food items like Space Cakes, it is infused with THC, allows the cook or baker to control the dosages.
  • It does not need to intoxicate. Eating cannabis edibles does not necessarily result in a high. Many people consume these special food items with raw weed in them. In raw form, THCA is the dominant cannabinoid, which is not psychoactive at all. The user can harness the benefits of the plant without the hallucinatory effects.
  • It is full of fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients. Like any other herb or green leafy vegetable, weed is rich in fiber. It also has antioxidants (for fighting off free radicals), vitamin C (for strong immunity), calcium (for healthy bones), vitamin K (for clotting of blood), folate (for the repair of DNA), and iron (for the oxygenation of the blood).
  • Its effects are longer lasting and more intense. Aside from countering cancer, nausea, and pain, ingesting marijuana leaves also provides the user with more extended-lasting comfort and relaxation. Because of this, the user doesn’t need to take frequent doses at all.

How to Make Space Cakes

The famous space cake is also known as a “Happy Birthday Weed Cake.” It is a tasty treat anyone can whip up for a special occasion. “Space” is a code used to identify any edible product that contains cannabis.How To Text

With just a slice, one will feel full and get high at the same time. This medical cake is so easy to bake that even a novice baker could easily present a batch in no time. There are two options: use a weed cake mix or create from scratch. Before gathering the necessary baking equipment, the baker should select the right cannabis strain.

Choices of Strains

Almost, if not all, strains could be used to make Space Cakes. Some, though, are more frequently used either for leisure or medicinal purposes.

Critical Mass

Critical Mass

1. Critical Mass

Indica/Sativa: 80/20
THC: 15% to 23%
CBD: 0.07%
Flavor: Earthy, woody, sweet
Effects: Relaxed, happy, sleepy, euphoric, tingly

2. Maui Wowie

Indica/Sativa: 20/80
THC: 13% to 19%
CBD: 0.1% to 0.9%
Flavor: Tropical, pineapple, sweet
Effects: Happy, uplifted, euphoric, creative, relaxed

3. Chemdawg

Chemdawg

Chemdawg

Indica/Sativa: 55/45
THC: 15% to 24%
CBD: 0.5% to 1.5%
Flavor: Diesel, earthy, chemical
Effects: Relaxed, happy, euphoric, uplifted, creative

4. Harlequin

Indica/Sativa: 25/75
THC: 7% to 18%
CBD: 5.25% to 11%
Flavor: Earthy, flowery, mango
Effects: Focused, relaxed, uplifted, happy, energetic

5. MK Ultra

Mk-ultra

Mk-ultra

Indica/Sativa: 70/30
THC: 15% to 18%
CBD: 0.1% to 0.23%
Flavor: Earthy, pungent, woody
Effects: Relaxed, euphoric, happy, sleepy, hungry

6. ACDC

Indica/Sativa: 50/50
THC: 0.42% to 1.85%
CBD: 13% to 29%
Flavor: Earthy, woody, pine
Effects: Relaxed, happy, uplifted, focused, euphoric

7. Wedding Cake (Pink Cookies)

wedding-cake

Wedding Cake (Pink Cookies)

Indica/Sativa: 70/30
THC: 10% to 14%
CBD: 0.23%
Flavor: Sweet, vanilla, earthy
Effects: Relaxed, happy, uplifted, euphoric, hungry

8. Animal Cookies

Indica/Sativa: 60/40
THC: 19% to 26%
CBD: 0.1% to 0.6%
Flavor: Sweet, earthy, pungent
Effects: Relaxed, happy, euphoric, uplifted, sleepy

super-lemon

Super Lemon Haze

9. Super Lemon Haze

Indica/Sativa: 20/80
THC: 20% to 25%
CBD: 0.1% to 0.25%
Flavor: Lemon, citrus, earthy
Effects: Energetic, happy, euphoric, uplifted, focused

10. Bubble Gum

Indica/Sativa: 70/30
THC: 17%
CBD: 0.01% to 0.45%
Flavor: Sweet, earthy, berry
Effects: Relaxed, happy, euphoric, creative, uplifted

In choosing a strain, consider the desired effect after eating the edible. Should one go for a mostly Indica or Sativa cannabis? How much THC or CBD is ideal? After determining a particular strain, then the next thing to consider is the dosage.

The Right Dosage

Dosing can be tricky when it comes to making homemade hash cakes. Even if one were to be used to smoking a particular strain, it takes a few tries to get the dosage right. That is because the effects of edibles are slow but long-lasting.

However, a general guideline to follow for starters is this: a large bowl containing a gram of weed (with 10% THC) yields some 100 mg. The standard dosage for edibles is around 10 mg. Typically, one would add the butter. After making the cake, cut it into 10 slices. As an option, one could also apply the batter into ten individual muffins or cupcakes.

The High

Compared to smoking or vaping, the effects are similar but fundamentally different in how it manifests. As mentioned, the traditional method results in an almost instant high, especially when the cannabis is mostly Sativa. Space Cakes, on the other hand, will take an hour or so before making its presence felt. Once it does, it lasts long, often exceeding 4 hours.

Understanding the time that it takes for the effects to kick in allows one to time the consumption accordingly based on the strain and planned activity or non-activity.

Things to Remember

Making space cake is easy if these basics become ingrained.

  •   Always Decarboxylate

After choosing a strain, one thing to do is to make the psychoactive compound active. To do that, the weed must undergo decarboxylation. This process involves baking the herb at 120 degrees Celsius for twenty-five to sixty minutes, based on the amount of cannabis needed for Space Cakes. Decarboxylation concentrates on the potency of the THC.

  • Use Cannabutter

Though it sounds troublesome, cannabutter is an essential ingredient, and it is effortless to make. Gather the following:

  • 400-500 grams of unsalted butter
  • 30 grams of high-quality ground trim
  • About a cup of water

How To Make Cannabutter:

  1. Combine the butter and the decarboxylated weed in a pot. Just add a dash of water to prevent the butter from burning.
  2. Simmer the ingredients over low heat for three to six hours. The butter and the trim can boil for as long as desired, as long as the butter does not burn.
  3. After heating, let the butter cool and strain the plant material. The THC in the herb is already in the melted butter. So, just discard the bits of leaves and buds.
  4. Put the butter in the fridge overnight to harden.
  5. The next day, separate the butter from the leftover water. Cannabutter is now ready for baking.

 Quick and Easy Space Cake Recipes

Here are some cannabis edible recipes one could try to make at home.

 1. Chocolate Chip Space Cake

ChocoChip Space Cake

Chocolate Chip Space Cake

Prepare:

  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of cannabutter
  • 10 to 20 bowls or 3 to 8 grams of de-barbed, ground cannabis bud
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1-3/4 cups of flour
  • A grinder
  • A bowl
  • A microwave
  • Butter spray
  • An oven
  • A stirring spoon
  • 2 cake pans or tins
  • A mixing bowl

How To Make Chocolate Chip Space Cake:

  1. Grind the decarboxylated weed.
  2. Place the cannabutter in the microwave and melt it.
  3. Combine the flour, cannabutter, milk, eggs, sugar, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips in the mixing bowl.
  4. Prepare the cake tin with butter spray to prevent the cake from sticking to it.
  5. Pour the space cake batter into the cake tin.
  6. Bake for 25 to 40 minutes.
  7. Let the cake to cool for twenty minutes or so. Then flip it out of the pan. Let it cool for another twenty minutes before decorating it with icing and sprinkles.
  8. Cut the cake into 10 pieces if 10 bowls of dope are used, or 20 pieces if 20 bowls are used.

2. Purple Kush Cake

Purple Cannabis: Space Cakes

Purple Kush Cake

Prepare:

  • 2 cups of cold milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 450 grams of frosting (any preferred flavor)
  • 500 grams of cake mix
  • 3/4 cup of canna oil or cannabutter

How To Make Purple Kush Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Read the directions on the box of the cake mix.
  3. Replace the butter or shortening in the cake mix recipe with cannabutter.
  4. Mix the ingredients well to achieve a smooth batter.
  5. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Let the cake cool for half an hour and then coat it with frosting.
  7. Slice into the number of pieces based on the amount of weed mixed into the cannabutter.

3. Plain Hash Cake

Plain Sponge Space Cake

Plain Hash Cake

Prepare:

  • 180 milliliters of milk
  • 100 grams of APF (all-purpose flour)
  • 8 grams of reefer
  • 170 grams of butter
  • 170 grams of sugar
  • 2 eggs

How To Make Plain Hash Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Melt the butter into a pasty consistency.
  3. Heat the reefer for a little bit in the oven and then place it into the butter.
  4. Mix all the ingredients into a mixing bowl, just like making a regular cake batter.
  5. Make sure that all the ingredients are mixed well.
  6. Bake for about 40 minutes and then cool.
  7. Coat it with frosting if so desired.

4. Chocolate Berry Space Cake

Chocolate with toppings of blueberries and strawberries Space Cake

Chocolate Berry Space Cake

Prepare:

  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups of flour
  • 8 grams of weed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • Chocolate chips
  • Cocoa, blueberries, and strawberries as toppings

How To Make Chocolate Berry Space Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Melt the butter into a pasty consistency.
  3. Crumble the cannabis or grind it.
  4. Add the herb into the heated butter and let it steep.
  5. Combine all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well until smooth.
  6. Grease the cake pan with butter or oil.
  7. Pour the batter into the pan.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until a stick comes out clean after piercing it.
  9. Cool the cake.
  10. Dust it with cocoa powder and top with berries before serving.

5. Easy Chocolate Space Cake

Choco Space Cake with choco frosting

Easy Chocolate Space Cake

Prepare:

  • 50 grams of cannabutter
  • 100 grams of flour
  • 50 grams of regular butter
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered coffee
  • 3 eggs
  • 300 grams of chocolate

How To Make Easy Chocolate Space Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.
  3. Whisk the egg whites.
  4. Combine the flour and the coffee powder.
  5. Melt the chocolate.
  6. In a mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks, two kinds of butter and the melted chocolate.
  7. Add the flour little by little and fold it into the chocolate batter. Do this until all the flour is used.
  8. Fold in the whisked egg whites.
  9. Grease your baking pan.
  10. Pour in the smooth batter.
  11. Bake for thirty minutes or until the toothpick or knife comes out clean.
  12. Let it cool and enjoy one slice at a time.

6. Quick Marijuana Cake

Quick Marijuana Cake for Space Cakes Recipes

Quick Marijuana Cake

Prepare:

  • 2 eggs
  • 100 grams of flour
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 90 grams of marijuana butter

How To Make Quick Marijuana Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Combine the flour and yeast. Sift them together.
  3. Leave the butter at room temperature for a bit until it looks like a paste.
  4. Beat the sugar into the butter.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time into the butter-sugar mixture and mix until homogeneous.
  6. Mix the sifted flour and yeast into the batter until integrated completely.
  7. Grease the baking tray and pour the batter.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes to half an hour or until a knife or a barbecue stick comes out clean.
  9. Let it cool and remove the cake from the mold.

7. Dark Chocolate Space Cake

Dark Choco Space Cake with Cinnamon and sprinkled with chocolate at the bottom

Dark Chocolate Space Cake

Prepare:

  • 200 grams of dark chocolate
  • 3 eggs
  • 125 grams of cannabutter
  • 125 grams of sugar
  • 60 grams of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)

How To Make Dark Chocolate Space Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Melt the dark chocolate and butter in the microwave.
  3. Combine the eggs and sugar in a separate mixing bowl and mix well until smooth.
  4. Add in the chocolate-butter mixture.
  5. Add in the flour until incorporated evenly. Cinnamon could also be added.
  6. Grease the cake pan, and pour the smooth, dark batter.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes.

8. Olive Oil Rum Space Cake

Olive Oil Space Cake with a right amount of rum on it

Olive Oil Rum Space Cake

Prepare:

  • 200 grams of sugar
  • 225 grams of flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 10 centiliters of cannabis olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of rum
  • 1 small packet of baking powder

How To Make Olive Oil Rum Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Combine beaten eggs, sugar and the cannabis olive oil.
  3. Add in the baking powder, flour, and the rum, and mix well until smooth.
  4. Grease the cake pan and pour the batter.
  5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

9. Vegan Space Cake

Dried fruit and soy yogurt Space cake with toppings of raspberries

Vegan Space Cake

Prepare:

  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 1 banana
  • 10 grams of baking powder
  • 180 grams of flour
  • 1 serving of soy yogurt
  • 50 grams of cannabis coconut oil
  • Dry fruits, ground coconut, any toppings preferred

How To Make Vegan Space Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Get a bowl and mash the banana in it until it is a smooth puree.
  3. Add in the other ingredients, then mix thoroughly.
  4. Fold in the dry fruits, ground coconut, and flour.
  5. Grease the cake tin and pour the batter.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

More Things to Remember

  • Wait

After eating a slice of cannabis cake, it takes usually half an hour (at best) before its effects become noticeable. It is easy for beginners to underestimate the potency of edibles and go for another treat. The key is to wait and avoid the risk of consuming more than one could handle for Space Cakes.

  • Eat One Bite at a Time

If one has to go somewhere, then it is best to eat one bite at a time. In other words, that is to make sure that the psychedelic effects of Space Cakes do not become a hindrance. Still, the safest is always to consume at the comfort of the home.

  • Do Not Drink Alcohol with Space Cake

Alcohol and cannabis do not mix well. As such, it also follows that one should not drink alcoholic beverages while consuming cannabis edible.

There is a difference between drinking first before using cannabis as opposed to consuming cannabis first before drinking. Either way, the result could be uncomfortable and lead to greening out or the psychedelic effects becoming more extreme.

  • Overcoming Overconsumption

It can happen. Once could feel overwhelmed by the effects of space cakes. Typically, the symptoms include: feeling dizzy or nauseous, anxious, or paranoid.

If it occurs, then the first thing that needs to be done is to sit back and focus on calming down with controlled breathing. Drinking fruit juices (sweetened drinks) raise the blood sugar level. Some people could also opt to take a shower.

Quick to Make but Needs Understanding to Use

Cannabis edibles are available in the so-called coffee shops or dispensaries. At least, in places where the use of weed is legal. For most people, though, enjoying the perks and benefits of this much-maligned plant is limited to the home.

In the absence of stores selling these space cakes, one could also quickly make some at home. As provided in the earlier section, the recipes are straightforward.

Baking Materials for Space Cake

Making is one thing though while consuming is another thing. For one, safety is of utmost importance. It is not merely in the matter of personal consumption. But one also needs to make sure that no other people in the house, especially children, have access to these delights. And, in households where there are pets such as dogs and cats, leaving space cakes around could have unintended consequences when accidentally eaten by the pets.

Using cannabis is a matter of personal preference. For medical users, its benefits are significant as it does provide a reprieve from pains without harming the kidney the way some synthetic painkillers do. In consuming space cakes, starting out conservatively is the safest way to enjoying the benefits without going overboard.