Mixing sweets and marijuana is a recipe for a good time.
You get to indulge in a sweet treat while reaping the benefits of the cannabis that you’ve come to enjoy.
In this article, we’re sharing a cannabis cupcake recipe for you to try the next time your sweet tooth kicks in.
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Why Make Weed Cupcakes?
When you mix two good things, you get something great. Enter weed cupcakes.
Vanilla cupcakes in general are a crowd favorite. Add cannabis and you’ve got a great new recipe to share with friends or enjoy yourself.
Get creative with different flavors of frosting or keep it classic, you can’t go wrong.
Will Weed Cupcakes Get You High?
To be frank, yes -- if you follow the recipe.
The active ingredient in edibles is called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and is absorbed into your bloodstream shortly after consumption.
But, it’s important to note that absorption can be delayed.
When you smoke marijuana, the high can often be felt right away, but the effects from eating or drinking marijuana, can take minutes to hours to develop, and then last longer.
Just like other foods or medications, THC consumed via edibles (like weed cupcakes) is absorbed through the walls of your intestines. The more food that's in your system the longer it will take for the THC to get absorbed.
The effects you experience will depend on:
So if you finish off a big dinner with two weed vanilla cupcakes, any effects you feel will be delayed as long as it takes your body to break down and process the food you ate for dinner.
The Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Vanilla Weed Cupcakes
Before you start to bake, first gather all of your ingredients for your weed vanilla cupcakes.
For the cupcake batter, you’ll need:
If you’re using a cake box mix, you’ll want to gather the following ingredients:
While your cupcakes bake, you can get started on your vanilla buttercream. Set aside:
How to Make Weed Cupcakes With Cake Mix
Start by mixing the cake mix with your cannabis oil, vegetable or canola oil, buttermilk (optional), and eggs.
The rest can be done per the instructions on the box and you can even opt to use store-bought icing to keep it simple.
Making Cannabutter or Cannabis-Infused Oil for Your Weed Cupcakes
Whether you’re making cannabutter (cannabis butter) or cannabis-infused oil, you’ll need decarboxylated weed and either butter or oil.
But, no need to make your own decarboxylated weed at home -- just have Bento Delivery bring it right to your San Francisco address.
Even better, skip the store altogether and do a grocery delivery and you can enjoy your sweet treat without ever leaving your house.
How to Make Decarboxylated Weed
Start by setting your oven to 250°F and opening your windows if you don’t want your home to smell like weed for the rest of the day.
That heat level will convert THCA to THC and make it usable for your cannabis-infused cupcakes.
After preheating your oven, you’ll want to:
You’ll notice the color should now appear to be a light brown color as opposed to green.
Once your weed has cooled, it’s ready to be added to either your butter or oil to finish off your cannabis cupcake recipe.
How Do You Make Weed Cupcakes? Step-by-Step Instructions
Instead of heading to Google and searching “how to bake weed into cupcakes”, follow the step-by-step instructions below and enjoy the treats of your labor.
Step #1: Preheat the Oven and Line Your Cupcake Tray
Heat your oven to 375°F if you’re using a shiny metal pan or 350°F if you’re using a dark or nonstick pan.
Set your oven to preheat and pick out your favorite paper cupcake liners to hold your sweet treats.
Line your cupcake tin and grab your hand mixer and bowls to prep for your batter.
Step #2: Mix the Batter
Now for the good part — the cake mixing!
Combine the boxed cake mix with your cannabis oil, regular oil, eggs, and buttermilk (for a more moist cupcake).
Mix by hand or with a stand or hand mixer, just make sure your batter is nice and smooth.
Step #3: Bake the Cupcakes
Next, you’ll want to divide your batter between the prepared muffin cups and fill each to about ⅔ of the way full.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cake comes out clean, about 12-17 minutes depending on what you’re baking in.
Step #4: Let Cool and Top With Frosting
Be careful when taking your weed cupcakes out of the oven.
Set your treats somewhere safe and let them cool completely before removing them from the cupcake tin.
Once they’re out of the tin (and cool to the touch), you’re ready for frosting.
Make your own or opt for store-bought, either way is sure to be delicious.
Step #5: Decorate (If You’re Feeling Festive) and Enjoy
Whether you save the decorating for a themed party, a birthday party, or add a few sprinkles to spice up your afternoon, decorating your cupcake is the final step to making weed cupcakes.
Top Tips for Making Weed Cupcakes
Get Creative With Flavors and Frostings
This recipe is for vanilla, but any type of cupcake can be weed-infused.
Take your pick from:
And the same goes for frosting — vanilla or chocolate buttercream, cream cheese, meringue, you name it, you can do it.
Eat Your Dessert First
The munchies can be an inevitable part of edible consumption for many.
Why not eat your dessert first and save your Uber Eats for after?
Don’t Overdo It
A common mistake that people make when trying edibles is to eat too much.
It’s best to take it slow and let the high kick in. Depending on the factors we shared above, it could take up to 45-60 minutes for the high to kick in.
Losing patience and eating more to speed the high can have the opposite effect, and result in you feeling sick or higher than you intended.
Freeze Some for Another Day
Cupcake recipes commonly make between 18-36 cupcakes per batch.
If you’re hosting a party or get-together, you likely won’t have leftovers. But on a weeknight, this many cupcakes likely can’t be consumed before going bad.
Just pop them in the freezer for up to 6 months and enjoy later. Your future self will thank you.
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Ready to Get Baking? Find The Full Vanilla Weed Cupcakes Recipe Here
Prep time: 5 mins (once cannabis oil is made)
Cook time: 12-17 mins
Total time: 25 mins
For the homemade cupcake batter:
If you’re using a cake box mix:
Decorate how you’d like and enjoy!
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