YOU WILL NEED:
- 8 grams of cannabis bud, or the equivalent strength in either cuttings or hash.
- 1 ¾ cups of flour
- 1 cup of non-salted butter
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- ¾ cup of milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 ¾ teaspoons of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- Any other ingredients you want to improve the cake with, such as cocoa powder, vanilla extract, dried fruit, icing/frosting, buttercream, chocolate chips, or anything else – your imagination is your only limit. (gingerbread)
- A grinder
- A mixing bowl
- Spatula or mixing spoon
- A cake oven tin
- Non-stick spray or lining paper
- An oven
- A microwave
- A small bowl
- A skewer
- Optional: A wire rack
- Preheat your oven to somewhere between 104°C and 113°C. Place your weed (grinded) in an oven safe container. Heat it in the oven for 30–40 minutes. This will decarboxylate your weed, meaning that all cannabinoids become bioavailable.
- Pre-heat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
- Put your butter in a bowl and place it in the microwave for 20 seconds. You want it to melt into a gloopy, pasty consistency.
- Mix your freshly ground up cannabis into the butter.
- Add all of the sugar, flour, milk, cannabis butter, eggs, plus anything else you want to your mixing bowl. Mix everything together until you get a batter with a nice even consistency. This may take a few minutes, but it will ensure your cannabis is spread evenly as possible throughout the cake mix. Note: if the mix is a little bit too dry, add a splash of extra milk; if it is too wet, add some extra flour.
- Grease your cake tin with non-stick spray, or line it with non-stick baking paper.
- Carefully pour your cake batter into the tin, spreading it around so that it is evenly distributed.
- Place your tin in the oven and leave for 25 minutes to bake.
- After 25 minutes, stab the centre of the cake with a skewer. If it comes out clean, it is ready, if batter sticks to it, leave the cake in the oven for another 5 minutes.
- Allow the cake to cool for about 20 minutes in the tin; then place it upside down on the wire rack and remove the tin, allowing it to cool for a further 30 minutes.
- Once cooled, decorate the cake with anything you want.
How to Decarboxylate Cannabis
Step 1: Tools + Materials
To do this you’ll need:
- an oven set to 220 F/105 C
- a baking sheet
- parchment paper
- sugar leaf trim, ground bud, or kief
If using sugar leaves or kief, no other processing is necessary. If you’re using full buds, grind them roughly before proceeding. You want things to be broken down well so the cannabis releases all the moisture it’s holding.
Today I’m decarboxylating 40 g of Doctor Who trim – we’re going to turn it into coconut canna oil.
Step 2: Prep
Preheat the oven to 220 F / 105 C.
Place a sheet of parchment paper on your baking sheet and spread your cannabis out over it. If you see any large pieces, break them up with your hands.
If you have more cannabis than will fit nicely on one sheet, divide it in half. You just want one fairly thin layer. If you crowd it it will not dry out properly.
Step 3: Decarboxylate
Place the baking sheet in the oven and let it hang out for 25 minutes.
For well dried trim, kief, and bud this should be long enough. However, if the cannabis you’re using is more fresh you may want to take it an additional 25 minutes.
A hygrometer can be useful for double checking to see how much moisture is left, too – just put the cannabis in a closed jar or bag with it.
Once the cannabis is nice and dry, let it sit out on the counter until it’s entirely cooled. Now you can use it for whatever medible application you’d like!