2 sticks cannabutter, melted and divided (plus additional for greasing pan)
1 18.25 oz package chocolate cake mix
3 eggs, divided
1 8 oz package cream cheese (softened)
3-4 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 16 oz box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350º. Lightly butter a 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, 1 egg and 8 tablespoons (1 stick) melted cannabutter, and stir until well blended. Pat mixture into prepared pan and set aside. In a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the remaining 2 eggs and the cocoa powder. Lower the speed of the mixer, and add the powdered sugar. Continue beating until ingredients are well mixed. Slowly add the remaining 8 tablespoons (1 stick) of melted cannabutter, and the vanilla, continuing to beat the mixture until smooth. Stir in nuts with a rubber spatula. Spread filling over cake mixture in pan.
Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the cake; the center should still be a little gooey when finished baking. Let cake partially cool on a wire rack before cutting into pieces.
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12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) cannabutter
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
6 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
Confectioners’ sugar and/or cocoa powder, for dusting
Serving suggestion: Whipped Cream, recipe follows, or ice cream
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 9 by 2-inch spring form pan with nonstick spray.
Put the chocolate and cannabutter in a heatproof bowl. Bring a saucepan filled with an inch or so of water to a very slow simmer; set the bowl on the pan without touching the water. Stir occasionally until melted.
Beat the eggs and sugar with a standing or handheld mixer until light and thickened, about 8 to 10 minutes. Fold the melted chocolate into the whipped eggs until evenly combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out wet but not gooey, about 1 hour and 25 minutes. Remove cake from the oven and cool on a rack.
When ready to serve remove ring from spring form mold. Dust cake with confectioners’ sugar or cocoa powder. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.
Supporters of cannabis legalization and greater criminal justice reforms celebrated the overwhelming victory of Canada’s Liberal Party less than a month ago as the party’s platform noted the need to be smarter on crime, including ending the failed policy of marijuana prohibition. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wasted no time mandating…
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Love this recipe, it’s so easy!
For the batter:
3 cups of flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup of sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup cannabutter, melted
6 small apples cored, peeled and diced
For the topping:
1 cup of cannabutter, softened
1 cup of brown sugar
2 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp. cinnamon
For the glaze:
2 cups of powdered sugar
5 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Start by mixing all the ingredients for the batter (except the cannabutter) together in a bowl. Once combined, carefully pour in the melted cannabutter. If you do this part with your mixer at a high speed it will splash everywhere. So slow is best. Pour the batter into a greased 9×13 pan, any smaller and it will overflow while baking. Evenly distribute the apples over the top of the batter. In a separate bowl mix together the topping, it will be thick so do your best to drop scoops of it evenly over the apples. Then take a knife and drag it in a swirly motion all over the pan allowing the topping to make friends with the apples and batter below.
Bake at 350 degrees for at least 40 minutes. Depending on how many apples you put in and how juicy they were you may need to increase your time. If the top is getting too brown you can always tent it with foil.
Once baked let sit for 20 minutes and then pour the glaze all over the cake.