Smoking weed has been the most popular way of consuming cannabis, but with changing times, people keep looking for the best way to smoke weed that suits their lifestyle. But what if the best way might just be to EAT weed?
Yes, it is possible. Cannabis edibles have a long history, dating as far back as 1000 B.C. Many cultures have indulged in these delicious treats to enjoy a new high. And out of all the choices, one specific pleasure captivates the minds of cannabis users across the globe – the fabled space cakes!
What is a Space Cake?
Originating in Amsterdam, A Space Cake is an edible infused with cannabis mixed in cake. It’s a tasty and potent way to enjoy cannabis that is extremely popular with the marijuana community. From a cursory look, the cake appears ordinary, except it contains an exceptional ingredient: cannabis! Space Cakes come in different sizes and tastes, and the strength of THC varies across recipes.
How Potent is Space Cake?
The THC potency in Space Cakes varies from recipe to recipe. While some recipes may have higher THC concentrations, others may have a low THC potency. Knowing the potency of the Space Cake is essential to ensure you get the desired high you need. Most Space Cake recipes contain between 10-30mg of THC per serving, but some recipes may have more.
When it comes to marijuana edibles like weed gummies, brownies, space cakes, etc, understanding the dosage is crucial for a safe and enjoyable experience. To determine the proper dosage for yourself, check out our informative chart-based guide on marijuana edible dosage.
When Does Space Cake Kick in?
The effects of Space Cake do not kick in immediately, as is the case with smoking. The effects may be felt within 30 minutes to 2 hours. The Space Cake is more powerful and stays in one’s body longer than smoking.
The effects are expected to last for 5 to 12 hours, although some users may not persist for this long.
Is Space Cake Safe?
Space cakes can be a bit of a hassle when you have too much, like any other indulgence. But they're totally cool if you prepare them properly. The thing is, sometimes you might not even notice how much you've had until it hits you. So, because of how THC is processed in our digestive system and liver, it's really important to give yourself at least an hour (or maybe even two) between portions.
Too much Space Cake can produce harmful effects such as paranoia, anxiety, and all kinds of hallucinations. A low dose is critical to begin with.
Space Cake Recipe: How to Make Space Cakes?
Here is a list of all the ingredients you'll need for an easy recipe for space cakes:
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder, sifted if lumpy
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted if lumpy
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
3/4 teaspoons sea salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup Cannabis butter (made with unsalted butter) or neutral oil, such as canola or coconut oil
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 x 8 Baking Pan
Mixing Bowls - Medium bowl or large bowl
A stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment (Optional) or Handheld mixer.
Steps to Make Your Heavenly Space Cake
Here are the steps for making space cakes easily at home, it's best to make your cannabutter in advance as this is the longest part of the process: Here is A No Frills Cannabutter Recipe that makes life easier. Be sure to decarb weed for optimal effects. This makes all cannabinoids available for bioactivity.
Please note: This recipe is for the authentic Amsterdam space cake, crafted without the use of baking powder. Its texture is reminiscent of the cherished brownie we all adore!
Step 1:Preheat Oven
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Step 2:Prepare Bakng Dish
Lightly spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray and line it with parchment paper. Make sure not to use a 9x9 dish to avoid overcooking the brownies. Also, spray the parchment paper.
Step 3:Mix Dry Ingredients
In a medium bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, chocolate chips, and salt.
Step 4:Mix Wet Ingredients
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, olive oil, water, and vanilla extract.
Sprinkle the dry mix over the wet mix and stir until just combined.
Step 6:Pour Into Pan
Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan; it will be thick, and that's okay. Use a spatula to smooth the top.
Bake in the oven for 40 to 48 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs attached. Note: It's better to pull the cake out early than to leave them in too long.
Cool completely before slicing.
Store the space cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. They also freeze well!.
Key Considerations Before Consuming Space Cakes
Space cake won’t get you high instantly the way a vaporizer would. Caution is called for when eating space cake. Understand your tolerance level.
Are you a rare weed smoker, who can get high from very little? Or, are you a heavy pot smoker who has had years of experience with edibles and can easily withstand the effects?
A good coffee shop will advise you regarding the aftermath of taking their cake. Start slowly and build up. If possible, begin with low doses and gradually increase. Attempt to refrain from getting super stoned off of eating one too many space cakes or other marijuana edibles.
The Bottom Line
Space cake is an interesting way to experience cannabis. Be sure to keep your intake in control and remember that the effects of edibles can be much stronger than smoking or vaping. Before trying space cake or any other cannabis edible, it’s important to understand your tolerance level and the potency of what you are consuming.
With some practice and self-awareness, you can enjoy this tasty treat without any negative consequences. Enjoy!
How long do Space cakes take to kick in?
Typically, space cakes will hit in about 30 minutes to 2 hours; however, it also depends on things such as the person’s metabolism and dose taken.
Is space cake indica or sativa?
Space cake can be either indica or sativa depending on the strain of marijuana used. For best results, consult with your local dispensary for advice on strains that fit your needs.
How do you get rid of space cake effects?
If you want to eliminate space cake effects, you’ll just have to be patient and let the high fade away on its own. One should wait for a couple of hours as this might take some time. It is not advisable to continue eating more cake during this period! Try drinking plenty of water too.
How many space cookies should I eat?
Several considerations will determine how many space cookies you should take such as tolerance, effects desired, and quality of the cookies. One ought to begin with a small dose and adjust the amount accordingly where necessary; although, the person who baked or supplied the cookies would be the most informative here.
Can I use a box cake mix instead of making it from scratch?
You can use a box cake mix to make a space cake! Most box cake mixes come with all the necessary ingredients, including baking powder, sugar, and flour.
To infuse it with cannabis, simply substitute the regular oil in the recipe with cannabis butter or cannabis oil. This allows you to enjoy a space cake with the added effects of cannabis. Just be mindful of the potency and start with a small portion to gauge the impact before indulging further. For added moisture consider adding sour cream the cake batter and dried fruit for extra levels of flavor. Happy baking!