A space Cake won’t immediately come to mind when you’re thinking about cannabis edibles, but we’re here to change all of that today. Space Cakes are iconic, but they’re falling out of vogue instead of other, more accessible forms of cannabis edibles. The shift is understandable – taking an hour or two to make a batch of simpler pastries is by far simpler than baking an entire cake.
Which is a shame because many of today’s tokers won’t be able to experience the beauty, decadence, and experience that a Space Cake can provide.
Although there are countless recipes online to make a Space Cake, we’re going to show how to make Sugar Jack’s own Space Cake recipe.
You won’t need much to make one of Sugar Jack’s favourite pastries, just time, patience, and hard work!
What’s a Space Cake?
We’ve alluded to it above already, but a Space Cake is any cake that’s made with cannabis extracts or concentrates. While Space Cakes originally only used cannabis butter in their recipes, the availability of new cannabis concentrates such as distillate, cannabis oil, and even tinctures have made it easier than ever to create your own Space Cake recipe.
When you see a Space Cake, you really don’t need an introduction. They’re a great way to get high and will make a great centrepiece to any cannabis-infused dinner party or event!
For us, the greatest benefit of having a Space Cake instead of other forms of baked cannabis edibles is their decadence. We’ve all been there before – literally biting off more than we can chew (and handle) off a few pot brownies or weed cookies. They just taste so good; it’s hard to resist!
Alternatively, cakes are rich, moist, and magnitudes more decadent. We’re not saying you wouldn’t want to have an extra slice or two, but we will say that your stomach will heavily persuade you against indulging in more than you can handle!
This limitation allows for a more controlled and low dose across your guests (or even yourself). Whereas a pack of high-quality edibles might offer 20mg of THC per dose (like our gummies), a slice of Space Cake can be formulated to have 5-10mg of THC or even less depending on how you bake it.
And as we all know, edibles hit just a tad different compared to other, more conventional forms of cannabis consumption.
Space cakes aren’t that popular in North America, but they have enjoyed a continuous presence in Europe. In Amsterdam, you could even purchase this popular baked good at cannabis coffee shops and stores!
How to Bake a Space Cake
Many different competing schools of thought will try to tell you that there’s a right way and a wrong way to bake a Space Cake. Some will advise you to decarboxylate cannabis, make cannabutter with your decarbed weed, filter out the plant material, and then use the cannabis butter with cake mix.
Others will tell you that decarboxylating and filtering out your cannabis is unnecessary – mix butter and cannabis, bake the slurry right into the cake and allow your weed to decarboxylate in the oven.
At SugarJacks’, we’ve always believed that the best way to bake is to do it your own way! Space Cakes don’t really have a one-size-fits-all recipe to follow, so you can dress it up or dress it down however you like!
Sure, taking a mixing bowl, some milk, 2 eggs, chocolate chips, baking powder, vanilla extract, and a host of other ingredients to make Space Cakes is a viable option if you want a handcrafted, artisanal approach, but if you want something quick and fast, try baking it the Sugarjack’s style!
To bake a Space Cake fast and easy, you’ll need the following ingredients and equipment:
- Cake Mix
- Mixing Bowl
- Hash Oil/ Distillate/ THC Tincture
- Measuring Cup
We love this method because, unlike other recipes, it doesn’t require us to stink up our surroundings by making cannabis butter. We know, we know – isn’t cannabis supposed to be the appeal of a Space Cake? Yes, it is, but if you have to allow the cake (and your place) to air out afterward, we don’t think it’s worth the dank effort!
For this Space Cake recipe, purchase a packet of your favourite packaged mix, prepare it according to the instructions, and blend in your desired dose of hash oil, distillate, or tincture. Unlike cannabis butter, these cannabis concentrates won’t need to be decarboxylated, and they won’t smell.
They’re already active and ready to be consumed. They don’t require any further processing on your part to get them “activated” like infused butter, which is why we prefer these ingredients over the extremely pungent butter so commonly used in other recipes.
Let us be unequivocal here – you need to thoroughly, and we mean THOROUGHLY mix the cake batter to incorporate all of the cannabis concentrate’s THC into the batter. With homemade edibles, a common mistake is that certain parts of the result will have more THC than others, creating uneven doses and potentially causing a green out to happen.
Oh, another benefit of this recipe? You won’t have to worry about your cake tasting like the devil’s lettuce. With cannabis butter, the chances are that whatever baked good you end up creating will taste pungent!
Decadence That’s Worth the Effort
For a THC infused experience that’s sure to please without any of the negatives from traditional cake recipes, then a Space Cake is worth the effort. THC distillate, hash oil, and THC tinctures are easy to source, and they’re a cheap, stink-free alternative to cannabis butter that’s easy to use in a variety of recipes – not just space cakes!
The next time you’re having a few friends over, try our Space Cake instead of your usual pot brownies. We guarantee that you and your friends won’t be disappointed!