A space cake (or cannabis cake) is precisely what it sounds like: a delicious cake infused with cannabis. Available in dispensaries nationwide, space cakes have become immensely popular for cannabis consumers with a sweet tooth. Space cakes are delicious, discreet vehicles used to reach an out-of-this-world high (pun 100% intended).
While many space cake recipes exist, each boils down to combining the same materials. A space cake is simply a cake recipe of the user’s choice made with cannabutter or another cannabis-infused fat such as coconut oil.
Here we’ll break down a popular space cake recipe so you can whip up the tasty cannabis treat in the comfort of your own home. But first, let’s answer some common questions about dosing.
How long do the effects of a space cake last?
Space cakes are edibles, which means the THC takes a lot longer to kick in than with other cannabis consumption methods. It’s always smart to start with a small serving and wait for one to two hours to evaluate the high’s effects before taking more. Remember: you can always eat more, but you can’t eat less.
Why do edible highs end up feeling more potent than vaping or smoking highs? Well, when you ingest cannabis, the THC in the edible converts to 11-hydroxy-THC in the liver, which is notably more potent. Edibles take longer to process, too, as the THC has to travel through your digestive system to kick in.
How do I calculate the dose per serving?
To find out the dose of one serving of your space cake, you need to do a little math. Start by finding out the THC percentage of the flower you’re using to bake with. So, for example, if you start with 1 g of flower containing 20% THC, that would leave you with 200 mg of THC total. After decarbing the flower, you’ll lose roughly 10% of that THC (200 x 0.9), leaving you with 180 mg of THC total. Following the extraction in oil or butter where you lose another 40% of the THC (180 x 0.6), you will have 108 mg of THC in that oil.
If you cut your space cake into eight even pieces, each one will have about 13 mg of THC, which is a fairly potent dose for most people. If you’re a new or low-dose cannabis consumer, consider lowering the ratio of cannabutter to regular butter in your recipe or slicing your space cake into much smaller servings.
What is space cake?
Space cake, whichever recipe you make it with, is a cake with cannabis extracts. It’s a great way to get high, but it’s very important to note that you should allow a couple of hours for the high to arrive. Don’t keep eating more and more until you feel high, that’s the way to consume way more than necessary and make yourself ill. Take a slice of space cake and then wait a couple of hours for the effects to begin.
If you are not sure what dose suits you, start off with a small slice and try more on a subsequent day. Many people feel it is wise to avoid drinking alcohol when using space cake, and perhaps it is also wise to avoid smoking/vaping cannabis at the same time as well.
Space cake is made like a normal cake, but with the addition of THC and other cannabinoids from cannabis.
You can buy space cake in places like Amsterdam, where it has been popular for decades. Or you may find it more reliable and cost effective to make your own from your home grown cannabis. Space cake connoisseurs will say the best way to make it is with your best quality buds. You can make seriously strong space cake! Others would argue that you should save your best buds for your vaporiser, and use your spare trimmings left over from harvest to make space cake. The choice is yours!
Space cake. Reasons to be careful with space cake or other cannabis edibles
Don’t expect to get high immediately from space cake as you would from a vaporiser. When eating space cake caution is important. Understand your own tolerance level. Are you an infrequent cannabis user that gets high from very small amounts? Or are you a frequent cannabis user experienced with the effects of cannabis and able to tolerate the effects of high-dose edibles?
A good coffee shop will be able to advise you about the effects of their cake. Start slowly and build up. If you eat an excessively high-dose of space cake it may feel unpleasant and confusing. So if you can, start with small doses on different days and build up slowly. Try to avoid the unpleasant feeling of eating too much space cake, or other cannabis edible.
Top Mistakes While Making Weed Space Cake
- You Cannot Prepare Your Cannabis Raw
When cooking with marijuana, first activate THC or CBD. This process requires heat, and this is called decarboxylation. Also, with raw cannabis contained directly in the recipe, the required range of cannabinoids will not be activated. This process will only mean a waste of marijuana.
- Cannabis works as an excellent anti-inflammatory:
Whether you are decarboxylating your cannabis in an oven or by other means, there is one rule you cannot break. Extracting cannabinoids is a time and temperature-sensitive process. This method means you must be conscious of time and cooking temperature.
Preheat your oven to ensure that you mix the bud every 10 minutes.
When infusing your cannabis in butter/oil, set a low temperature (between 160-200°C). Use a thermometer to check the temperature.
- Do Not Blend Your Cannabis Smooth
While some chefs recommend grinding cannabis with a food processor or grinder, you might want to rethink it. The grinding gives the food a strong herbal flavor. This reaction also causes the oil to turn green.
Medicating & Dosing Marijuana Space Cake
One gram of cannabis is equal to 1000 mg of dry weight with a total THC content of 100 mg.
Beginners can start with at least 5-10 mg THC per serving, indicating that more than one space cake can be eaten (for example, biscuits).
Theoretically, only 2g of dry weed is enough to infuse 20 starters, or 10 mg of THC can be eaten.
This medication will allow us to follow the dosage for newcomers, starters, and experts.
20 nutritional values for the first-timer = 4 g of cannabis (about 10 mg THC per serving).
20 starter = 8 g of cannabis (around 20 mg THC per serving).
20 food experts = 16 g + marijuana (about 40 mg + THC per serving).
Making space cake. A high without limits
One of the reasons that so many cannabis connoisseurs love space cake is that you can get far higher than you can from vaping. By adjusting your space cake recipe you can use more cannabis in your recipe, if required. Hardened space cake enthusiasts sometimes make super strong cakes for special occasions. These can leave you feeling very high all day. But just like some of the high dose edibles in the USA (some can exceed 1000mg of THC in each edible) great care needs to be taken.
The strongest space cake and cannabis edibles are only recommended for those that are positive that their tolerance matches their ambition. When inexperienced cannabis users have some space cake which is too strong the result is often an unpleasant experience which can take a while to wear off.