Cannabis-Infused Cupcakes You’ll Love This St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2022

TESTSTSARDSAR

Cannabis-Infused Cupcakes You’ll Love This St. Patrick’s Day by Sara Brittany Somerset

While St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday in Ireland, in the U.S. it seems to be more of an excuse for parades, parties, barhopping, and general revelry. And what is a bit of festive debauchery without edibles

While I am no Betty Crocker, I can’t resist making my annual Guinness cupcakes with a handy recipe I found on Live Journal. 

First, infuse the butter. You can do this the messy, old-fashioned, and time-consuming way with cannabis, a cheesecloth, and a strainer. However, I prefer to use a Levo or a Levo II. This sleek little countertop appliance looks innocuously like a Keurig coffee machine, when in fact it infuses oil and butter with the “herbs” of your choice. 

In this case, choose cannabis flower as your herb. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Green Goblin or Lucky Charms might be suitable strains to use. 

Next, all you have to do is add the flower, oil, or butter to the Levo, push the button, and wait. 

(For purists who want to decarboxylate their cannabis flower first, try using an Ardent Nova from a WOC-owned business. Personally, while I have a Nova, I am of the school of thought that in this case the baking will handle the decarbing.) 

I like that the Levo comes with a child safety lock feature, so you can set it and forget it, until your infused oil is ready. 

Once your butter or oil is infused, it’s “time to make the donuts…” err… cupcakes. 

Guinness Chocolate Cupcake Recipe:

1/2 pound (2 sticks) of cannabis-infused butter

1 cup Guinness extra stout

2/3 cup dark cocoa powder, sifted

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups brown sugar

1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

2 eggs (or egg replacer)

1/2 cup sour cream

Method:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 24 to 30 muffin cups or line them with paper liners. In a heavy saucepan heat the infused butter, Guinness and dark cocoa powder until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool. 

In a large bowl, sift together the salt, flour, sugar and baking soda. Add the Guinness-cocoa mixture and beat for 1 minute on medium speed. Add the eggs or egg replacer and sour cream and beat for another  two minutes on medium speed. Evenly divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick poked into the center of the muffin comes out clean without any cupcake residue.

Bailey’s Irish Cream Frosting:

About 3 to 4 cups confectionary sugar

1 stick (1/2 cup or 4 ounces) unsalted infused butter at room temperature

pinch of salt

About 3 to 4 tablespoons of Bailey’s Irish Cream or to taste (I added a little Barista almond milk so mine wouldn’t be too strong.)

Cream butter until light & fluffy. Slowly add the sugar and pinch of salt, a little bit at a time. Once combined, add the Bailey’s and beat on high until the mixture is fluffy and smooth.

H/t to Live journal for the original (non-infused) Guinness cupcake recipe. 

A link to your site, with your site's name and description as anchor text.





Also in Education

Owning Guns is a Constitutional Right, Unless You’re a Cannabis User

September 28, 2022

Take two of the most hot-button, tendentious issues of our time – cannabis use and gun rights – combine them, and now we really have a debate. As the law currently stands, medical cannabis patients are not afforded their 2nd amendment right to bear arms. Technically, all cannabis consumers are banned from buying guns, but only medical […]

The post Owning Guns is a Constitutional Right, Unless You’re a Cannabis User appeared first on Cannadelics.

Continue Reading

Cannabis policy changes in Africa are welcome. But small producers are the losers

September 28, 2022

TESTSTSARDSAR

Cannabis policy changes in Africa are welcome. But small producers are the losers by Clemence Rusenga

Cannabis is a drug crop with a long history in Africa. Alongside coca and opium poppy, it has been subjected to international control for nearly a century. The International Opium Convention of 1925 institutionalised the international control system and extended the scope of control to cannabis. In 1961 a new international convention was adopted to […]

A link to your site, with your site's name and description as anchor text.

Continue Reading

University of Sydney to Offer Free Cannabis Testing

September 27, 2022

TESTSTSARDSAR

University of Sydney to Offer Free Cannabis Testing by Johnny Green

The University of Sydney is launching a fairly robust study in an attempt to, as the university describes it, “investigate cannabis consumption, behaviours, and attitudes among users.” Part of the study involves offering free, anonymous cannabis testing for people that cultivate their own cannabis in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Cannabis was decriminalized in 2020 in the […]

A link to your site, with your site's name and description as anchor text.

Continue Reading