How to Make a Cannabis-Infused No-Bake Chocolate E'Clair Cake
Published on 1/23/23
It's fair to say that cannabis has never been more popular and mainstream than it is today. Long gone are the days when the world of cannabis was run illegally, growing a few plants out of broom closets under crappy grow lights and dealers selling stick and stem dime bags on corners.
These days, folks can get their well-grown, top-notch cannabis products from lavish, designer dispensaries for bargain-bin prices! But that's the benefit of widely legalizing and decriminalizing cannabis, right? A thriving, multi-billion dollar cash cow of a legal industry has grown in its place, quickly supplanting the black market within just a few years after legalization.
As a result of this massive push for legalization and acceptance of legal cannabis, we've seen an enormous spike in tasty and potent infused edible treats! Whether it's a fizzy cannabinoid-infused soft drink, gummy bears, or candies packed with THC, there are more delicious and mouth-watering ways to enjoy your cannabis without sparking up than ever before!
As a mix of that more mainstream acceptance of cannabis culture and a spike in popularity for infused edibles, it's no wonder we've seen a massive spike in folks trying to make tasty, homemade infused recipes themselves in the comfort of their homes. We are here to help those aspiring edibles makers with our recipes section, and we're back with a simple, easy, and no-fuss option that doesn't even require you to heat up your oven!
Today, we'll break down in detail how to craft a chocolate eclair cake infused with more than enough cannabinoids to get the job done! This article will deep-dive into the ingredients and supplies you'll need, how to produce the infused butter you'll need to make it, and then teach you how to make this cannabis-infused delight step-by-step! Let's get right into it!
The Basics You'll Need for Your No-Bake Chocolate E'Clair Cake
Before we get too in-depth with the nitty-gritty details of making a cannabis-infused e'clair cake of your own, you'll need to check around your kitchen pantry to see if you have some essential ingredients and supplies.
Here's a quick breakdown of some of the most important basic build-blocks you'll need to make your no-bake e'clair cake from scratch:
- Three boxes of 3.5 oz. instant vanilla pudding
- Three and 1/4 cups of milk
- One 8 oz. container of whipped cream
- Graham crackers
- About 4 ounces of cannabutter
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- One cup sugar
- One teaspoon of vanilla
- A 9x13 dish
If you're a newcomer to home-cooking cannabis-infused treats, you'll likely have noticed a single item on this list of essentials proving a bit more difficult to find at the grocery store than the rest, cannabutter. After all, you know where to find milk, graham crackers, and sugar at your local grocery store, but the cannabis-infused butter section is tougher to track down.
That means you'll likely have to go about making your own. While that might seem like an imposing task on paper, the reality is that infusing some cannabutter of your own is not only budget-friendly but pretty easy and effective too!
Cannabis-infused edibles tend to be more potent and last longer than smoking, allow for more consistent and reliable dosage, and make cannabis consumption healthier overall compared to smoking or vaping, but it's also budget-friendly!
Thankfully, we here at Where's Weed have gone in-depth on it before. For a comprehensive refresher on how to infuse butter and why it'll save you money in the long run, click here!
Once you have some infused butter, you can start making your cannabinoid-infused monkey bread from scratch.
A Step-by-Step Guide for How to Make Cannabis-Infused No-Bake Chocolate E'Clair Cake
Once you've gathered your ingredients and readied your cannabutter, you're all set to start making a cannabis-infused no-bake chocolate e'clair cake of your own!
Step 1: Mixing Up Your Fillings and Toppings
Before assembling the cake itself, you'll need to mix the filling and topping to have it ready to go for when you need them. Let's start with the basic filling, for starters.
Combine your pudding mix with three cups of milk, leaving that extra 1/4 cup aside for later. Beat the two together until liquidy and formed together, then add the whole container of whipped cream into the mix. Once combined, let them sit while stirring periodically to ensure all the ingredients stay combined. Next, you'll make your topping.
Combine your cocoa, sugar, and that last bit of milk into a pan and stir, then bring the mixture to a boil. Once the mixture is fully boiling for about a minute, remove it from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla to finish it off. From there, make sure to stir periodically to keep from solidifying just yet.
Step 2: Ready Your Dish
Now that your topping and filling are both made and on standby, it's time to start building your cake in the pan. Layer the bottom of your 9x13 dish in graham crackers, leaving as little space between them as possible to keep the cake from falling apart once served.
Once one layer is down, go ahead and evenly spread about half of the pudding/whipped cream mixture over the top of the cracker layer. Repeat with another player of the whipped cream/pudding topping, then a final layer of graham crackers before pouring the chocolate/cannabutter-infused topping over the whole thing in a smooth, chocolatey layer!
Use a spoon or other tool to smooth out the top layer of topping, and your dish is ready for the final step in our process!
Step 3: Chill and Serve
Now that your cake is assembled, the final step is to pop it in the refrigerator and wait for everything to solidify! We suggest keeping your cake in the fridge overnight, or at least 12 hours, for the best results before serving. That time in the cold will allow the no-bake cake to settle and solidify, making your cannabis-infused treat much easier to serve to yourself and your future guests.