How To Make Space Cake
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How To Make Space Cakes: Easy Recipe

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Space cakes are a great opportunity to put on your cannabis chef's hat, without having to break a sweat. With our simple step-by-step guide, you'll soon have your hands on a bounty of potent space cakes to use as you please. All it takes is a few ingredients and pieces of equipment to get you there.

If you’re reading this, you’re likely looking to make some homemade space cakes. You’ve scoured the internet for recipes, but everything you’ve come across involves excessive, complicated steps, and you simply have no time for it.

Dear reader, you’ve clicked on the right article. Below is an easy-to-follow space cake recipe that will satisfy your edible cannabis craving in no time. And if you do it right, you’ll have a delicacy to share with friends and loved ones.

What’s a space cake?

What’s A Space Cake?

The name itself is a giveaway of what it’s all about. But for the uninformed, a space cake is cannabis in dessert form. It usually comes in the form of a cake, cupcake, or brownie that could easily send you into “space” upon consumption.

Thankfully, baking space cakes is very doable, regardless of your level of proficiency in the kitchen. You also have full control over the flavour and content of your space cakes, and the process is much cheaper compared to buying edibles from a dispensary or coffeeshop.

Can you make space cakes with hash?

Short answer: yes. Many delectable space cake recipes are made with hash. Though not necessary, it makes for even greater potency and a less weed-like flavour. Furthermore, hash dissolves much more uniformly into butter than bud, meaning you won't have to strain out residual plant material later on.

It does require that extra step of turning your dried buds into hash, but it will all be worth it. Keep in mind that as hash is much stronger than bud, you may want to use less of it in your space cakes by volume.

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How do you make space cakes?

How Do You Make Space Cakes?

Now, let’s get to the meat of our topic, and what you came here for. Below is a step-by-step guide to making your very own space cakes.

As you’ll come to find out, it’s not a very complicated process. All you need are items you’ll find in your pantry or at the grocery store. And, of course, you will need to include the strain of your choice.


  • 8g cannabis buds or equivalent amount of hash
  • 175ml (¾ cup) milk
  • 200g (1 cup) sugar
  • 225g (1¾ cups) flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 225g (1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 5g (2 tsp) baking powder
  • Dash of salt

You can also add other ingredients to make your space cake extra delectable. It could be chocolate chips, mixed fruits, nuts, and even peanut butter.


  • Cake pan (or cupcake pan if you'd rather make individual treats)
  • Medium bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Non-stick spray or butter/margarine
  • Baking tray
  • Parchment
  • Whisk or hand mixer
  • Rubber spatula
  • Airtight storage container


The aforementioned ingredients and pieces of equipment are all you need to bake a space cake. However, certain accessories can make the experience even easier.

First off, we have the MB2e MagicalButter machine. Think of it like an immersion blender that comes with a heating unit. You can use this to infuse cannabis material into your butter, while the heating unit decarboxylates it to activate the cannabinoids. Talk about efficiency right there.

Then we have the MagicalButter tray. It acts like an ice tray, but as the name suggests, it is for storing your cannabis butter in separate compartments. At the same time, it helps to make dosing more accurate when it comes time to use the butter in your space cake recipe.

Again, these tools aren’t exactly necessary when making space cakes, but they are nice to have in the kitchen.


Over the following 10 steps, you'll learn how to make delicious space cakes. For this specific recipe, we’re going to include steps for the decarboxylation and butter infusion processes. However, if you have a machine like the MB2e by your side, you can effectively skip these steps and move right on to making your space cakes (as explained in step 5 of this recipe). Moreover, by making cannabis butter beforehand, you can make sure the product has been sufficiently strained of excess plant matter for the best-tasting experience.

  1. Preheat your oven to 110°C. Whether you’re using bud or hash, spread out your ground-up or crumbled material on a sheet pan lined with parchment, and allow it to decarboxylate in the oven for around 30–40 minutes. Stir the material about halfway through the process to allow for even decarbing.

  2. Once you've removed the tray from the oven, turn the temperature up to 190°C (375°F).

  3. Now, microwave your butter in a small heatproof bowl for about 20 seconds, or until you see it turn into a spreadable consistency. If you don't have a microwave, heat the butter over low heat on the stove until it reaches a similar consistency.

  4. Add your ground-up bud or crumbled hash to the butter, and incorporate it well. Take your time here.

  5. In a medium bowl, combine your sugar and eggs very well. This is achievable using a whisk, but is much faster with a handheld mixer. Then, add in the flour, baking powder, and dash of salt. Next, mix in the cannabutter, followed by the milk. You know you’re doing it right if your cake batter isn’t too lumpy. If it’s too soggy, add a little more flour. If it’s too dry, add more milk.

  6. Take your cake or cupcake pan and spray it with some oil or grease it with margarine/butter to prevent the batter from sticking. Now, pour in your batter.

  7. Place your cake pan into your pre-heated oven and bake for 20–25 minutes. Feel free to have a smoke break as you wait for the time to pass.

  8. Once 20 or so minutes have elapsed, pull the pan out of the oven. In some cases, the cake/cupcake may not be done yet. One way to check is to stick a toothpick or skewer in it; if it comes out with no residue, it’s done. But if it does pick up some batter or liquid, put it back in the oven and repeat this process as necessary.

  9. After you’ve successfully performed the toothpick test, pull out the cake pan and let it rest for about half an hour. After which, remove the cake(s) from the pan and add your desired toppings.

  10. The final step is to enjoy your creation! Be sure to share the love with friends and loved ones, but do so carefully. Especially if you’re a beginner with edibles, start with small bites. Make sure to store your leftovers in an airtight container for the best shelf life.

Space cakes: Time for liftoff

Space Cakes: Time For Liftoff

Cannabis edibles of any sort should be approached with respect. Unlike with smoking, the high from ingesting cannabis takes a while to kick in. And when it does, it can feel even more powerful and last longer. For some people, the high can last up to 12 hours. Just remember to take things low and slow, and you shouldn't encounter any problems—only good vibes. And if you're interested in using purpose-made accessories and tools for your space cake creations, there is plenty of room for innovation and experimentation!

Miguel Antonio Ordoñez
Miguel Antonio Ordoñez
With an AB Mass Media and Communications degree, Miguel Ordoñez is a veteran writer of 13 years and counting and has been covering cannabis-related content since 2017. Continuous, meticulous research along with personal experience has helped him build a deep well of knowledge on the subject.
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