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How To Make Cannabis Cupcakes
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How To Make Cannabis Cupcakes

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Craving some top-shelf cannabis cupcakes? We have the perfect recipes for you to try out! Even those who don't eat gluten or animal products will find something special! Best of all? It's easy!

Everyone loves a cupcake. It’s that special treat that instantly transports you back to the carefree days of childhood, when worries and obligations were non-existent.

But you know what else is beloved by many? Cannabis cupcakes. If you're a baker who also enjoys marijuana, you can have a field day creating goodies that not only please the palate, but also induce a comfortable, relaxing high. Perfect for sharing with friends!

We’re here to help you get started on your journey to canna-cupcake supremacy. We’ll give you some dosing tips, as well as two recipes you can try out—one of which is gluten-free!

Dosing Cannabis Cupcakes

Dosing Cannabis Cupcakes

Now, before we get into the meat of the topic, we must first talk about proper dosing. Remember that the rules are different when it comes to edibles. And you may be in for a wild ride if you’re not careful.

First, calculate the rough amount of THC (in milligrams) in your dried buds. Here’s a simple formula to follow: multiply the existing THC percentage by the amount of flower you have in milligrams. So if you have one gram (1,000mg) of weed with 16% THC, you’re dealing with roughly 160mg of THC.

Another thing to keep in mind: as a rule of thumb, edibles should contain no more than 20mg of THC per serving. This is already potent enough to induce a powerful psychotropic kick.

If you want a more detailed breakdown of what to expect, here’s a rough estimate of the effects you’ll experience based on the dose of THC (in milligrams).

2mg: Very little to no impairment. Recommended for those who don’t usually consume edibles, or marijuana in general.

2.5mg: Still unlikely to cause a full-blown high, but effective enough to lower inhibitions. Recommended for people who are looking for more cerebral effects.

5mg: The perfect amount for occasional users. It can improve mood and induce giggles and light munchies.

10mg: The comfort zone for regular users. Expect euphoria, stronger munchies, and a pleasant impairment overall.

15mg: This amount isn’t recommended for irregular users, as it could turn into an uncomfortable experience. But for experienced users, it results in a robust high.

20mg: This is where those long-haul stoned flights begin. It's a powerful dose even for regular users, and is more suitable for experienced edibles lovers.

25mg and above: A region where even regular users can feel overwhelmed. But if you’re a daily user, this is something you can likely handle.

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Basic Recipe Cannabis Cupcakes

Basic Recipe Cannabis Cupcakes

Ready to finally get in the kitchen? Below you'll find a basic recipe for sweet, vanilla cupcakes. While it's delicious as is, feel free to use this recipe as a starting point and spice up the batter with your favorite flavourings, such as lemon zest, chocolate chips, fresh blueberries, coconut flakes, and more!

Ingredients

  • 180g cannabutter
  • 150g sugar
  • 8g vanilla extract
  • 180g all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

Equipment

  • Muffin tin
  • Cupcake liners
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • Sieve
  • Electric hand mixer (or whisk)
  • Wire cooling rack

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Directions

Directions Red Velvet

  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Using a sieve, sift your flour, salt, and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, vanilla extract, and butter until it reaches a soft, creamy consistency and a pale colour. An electric hand mixer is best for this.
  4. While beating, add in one spoonful of your flour mixture, followed by the eggs. Continue mixing, and add the rest of the flour mixture; beat everything together until you have an even consistency.
  5. Spoon equal amounts of your now-finished cupcake batter into each of your paper cupcake liners, then bake in the oven for 20–25 minutes.
  6. Once out of the oven, take each cupcake and place them on a wire rack, leaving them to cool.
  7. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Cannabis Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate Cannabis Cupcakes Recipe

What's better than fluffy vanilla cupcakes? Fluffy chocolate cupcakes, of course! For all you chocolate lovers out there, here's a simple recipe to make your own mouthwatering chocolate cupcakes at home. 

Ingredients

  • 180g cannabutter
  • 140g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 165g all-purpose flour
  • 20g cacao powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

Equipment

  • Muffin tin
  • Cupcake liners
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • Sieve
  • Electric hand mixer (or whisk)
  • Wire cooling rack

Directions

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Sift the flour, cacao powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, vanilla extract, and butter until it reaches a soft, creamy consistency and a pale colour (an electric hand mixer is best for this).
  4. Add the eggs and mix until the batter takes on a smooth consistency. 
  5. Continue mixing, and gradually add in the flour mixture until everything is combined. 
  6. Spoon equal amounts of the cupcake batter into each of your paper cupcake liners, then bake in the oven for 20–25 minutes.
  7. Once out of the oven, take each cupcake and place them on a wire rack, leaving them to cool.
  8. Enjoy!

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Make Your Own Marijuana Cupcakes — It’s Easy!

Make Your Own Marijuana Cupcakes — It’s Easy!

As you can see, you don’t need top-level baking skills to make yourself a batch of delectable cannabis cupcakes. You will need to take that extra step of making your own cannabutter, but everything else is a walk in the park. And if you do get lost along the way, look back on this article to put you back on the right track.

Also, remember the necessary precautions and suggested doses, because edibles are a different animal. Now go ahead and whip up a batch for you and your loved ones. Be the life of the party, and most importantly, enjoy!

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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