The term weed cake might sound as simple as throwing some ground up cannabis into some cake mixture, throwing it in the oven and then shooting off into space. Although you can make it this way, the quality of the high and overall flavour of the cake will be seriously compromised. This is why it is best to invest a few hours into what is known as the decarboxylation process, also known as the decarb process. In short, decarbing is when you heat up marijuana to an optimal temperature where all the cannabinoids can be utilized, resulting in a super quality high and a very edible marijuana cake.
THCA is a compound found in cannabis that once heated produces the ever popular THC, which is of course responsible for the “high” effect we feel when consuming cannabis. The process of decarboxylation is essential when learning how to make a weed cake, heating at a long temperature for an extended period of time is what coverts the cannabis from THCA to THC.
Decarboxylation is fairly straight forward and isn’t overly complicated as long as you have a oven and a baking tray. Here are the steps to follow to decarboxylate your weed:
- Set your oven temperature to 225 degrees Fahrenheit, making sure the oven rack is in the middle row. Placing the rack in the middle of the oven ensures there is an equal distribution of heat.
- Place aluminium foil across a regular sized baking sheet. Crumple the foil up before laying down, this allows the cannabis to avoid direct contact with the baking sheet, allowing the foil to better conduct heat and avoid any possibility of uneven heat distribution.
- Next, break up your cannabis to where the pieces are similar to the size of a grain of rice. It’s best to use a scissors, using a grinder will make the weed too fine which increases the possibility of burning. Spread the cannabis across the aluminon foil and then place another sheet of foil over top. (We will get into how much cannabis you need to use a bit further down in the instructions)
- Place the baking sheet into the oven and leave for 45 minutes. Then take it out and let it cool for an additional 30 minutes at room temperature. Your cannabis should now look light toasted and golden brown.