3 Delicious Recipes for Marijuana Cupcakes to Satisfy That Sweet Tooth

Three marijuana cupcakes

Cannabis cookies are fine in a pinch, but marijuana cupcakes are twice as nice. They take a bit more finesse and baking skill than cookies, but they aren't so difficult that they keep beginners from partaking in the baking process. For a dessert that’s a cut above the rest, try one of these three recipes for marijuana cupcakes. You'll need basic baking skills, a cupcake tin, and the willingness to try something new. You need cannabutter to make these recipes work – at least to a cup for the cake itself. At the end of this guide, you'll get a guide to basic buttercream, which you can make plain or sub in cannabutter depending on your tolerance and taste for weed-based flavor sensations.

Animal Cookie Cupcakes

This recipe uses classic circus animal cookies to take plain vanilla cupcakes up a notch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup unsalted butter + cup cannabutter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped circus animal cookies

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease 12-cup muffin tin with butter or canola oil, or line with paper liners.
  3. Combine flours together in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Beat butter and sugar in an electric stand mixer until smooth and creamy (About five minutes).
  5. Add eggs and mix until combined.
  6. Add dry ingredients and milk, scraping the bowl down twice. Mix until incorporated.
  7. Fold in chopped animal cookies.
  8. Pour batter into cupcake tin, so each cup is full.
  9. Bake cupcakes 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
  10. Frost once cupcakes are cool.

This classic stoner snack is elevated by the transformation into cupcake form, and a little red food coloring can make a pink frosting that pops.

Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

These semi-fancy marijuana cupcakes get their own special ganache frosting with a bit of coffee flavor – but no worries, it's simple to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup cannabutter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 16 oz chocolate syrup
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease cupcake pan or insert paper liners.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add in chocolate syrup, vanilla, and coffee granules and mix until combined.
  5. Pour batter into cupcake tin and bake until cooked through (about 30 minutes).
  6. Let cool.

If you'd like to make these marijuana cupcakes extra fancy, you can dip them in chocolate ganache after you frost them with buttercream and refrigerate. Ganache is easy with cup heavy cream, 8 ounces semisweet chocolate morsels, and another teaspoon of instant coffee.

Simply combine the ingredients in the top of a double boiler and warm until mixable. Once smooth, dip the cupcake tops in and transfer to serving dish.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

No list of marijuana cupcakes would be complete without a red velvet entry. This cannabis recipe takes a little more time and a few more ingredients than most, but it's impossible to argue with the results.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • tsp salt
  • cup cannabutter
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp red food coloring
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • cup sour cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease cupcake tin or place liners.
  3. Mix flour, cocoa powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Cream sugar and cannabutter until smooth and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs one at a time and beat until smooth.
  6. Add food coloring, vanilla extract, and sour cream to the mixture.
  7. In a second bowl, blend baking soda and vinegar. After the fizzing stops, mix into the batter and stir until incorporated.
  8. Fill cupcake tin about of the way, and bake 20-25 minutes. Let cool before frosting.

Basic Buttercream Icing

Now that you've decided which variety of marijuana cupcakes will float your boat, here's a simple recipe for buttercream icing that tastes divine on basically all baked goods.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 sticks sweet cream butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 tbsp milk

Directions:

  1. Add softened butter to mixing bowl or stand mixer, and mix with vanilla until combined.
  2. Add powdered sugar. If using a stand mixer, beat on low until incorporated and kick it up to medium-high until smooth.
  3. Add milk slowly while mixing, until desired consistency is achieved.

After that, it's just a matter of frosting your gorgeous cannabis confections and going to town.

Marijuana Cupcakes with Concentrate

Here's a tip to make things easier when cooking with cannabis: Use concentrates! Using concentrates to infuse your butter is much faster, more cost-effective, and less smelly than traditional cannabutter recipes. Concentrates also make dosing your edibles much easier, since the THC percentage of one gram of concentrate directly translates to milligrams. If you have one gram of BHO testing at 76 percent THC, you already know it contains 760 mg of THC and you can decide how much to add depending on the desired potency.

All you have to do is de-carb the concentrate in the oven for about 30 minutes at 200 degrees Fahrenheit, then mix it into hot butter on the stove. The possibilities are endless, and marijuana cupcakes are just one delectable edible option.