This impressive pumpkin spice cake, rolled together with a rich, marijuana-infused cream cheese filling, is a terrific medicated dessert to have on hand during the holidays. Especially handy is the fact you can make it ahead of time and keep wrapped (and labeled) in the freezer until ready to serve. Just bring to room temperature and serve.
Even if you are only making the cake for yourself, the freezer is a good option so you don’t unintentionally over medicate, something that’s easy to do when edibles taste this good. Cut the roll into slices before wrapping and freezing so you can later remove just the portion you need.
For instructions on how to make marijuana infused butter, see my blog post on the topic.
As with any medicated recipe, the dosing here is a strictly a suggestion. For more on how to precisely dose homemade edibles for your individual needs, take my free online 10-minute Dosing Class.
Makes 8 servings
¼ cup confectioner’s sugar (for dusting towel)
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
¼ teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons cannabis infused butter, softened
5 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 375º F. Grease a 12″ x 17″ jellyroll pan or cookie sheet with sides. Line pan with wax or parchment paper and grease and flour the paper.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar together with an electric mixer until thick and pale yellow, about 2 minutes. Stir in canned pumpkin until well combined. Stir in flour mixture just until combined.
While cake is baking, prepare clean kitchen towel by laying on the counter and dusting evenly with the powdered sugar.
When cake is done, immediately invert onto kitchen towel. Peel off the parchment paper. Starting at the shorter end of the towel, gently and loosely roll the cake inside of the towel (towel will be wrapped up inside the cake roll). Move to a rack and cool completely before filling.
Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl and beat until fluffy.
When cake is cool, unroll from towel and spread the cream cheese filling over the cake up to the edges.
Re-roll cake and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Dust with powdered sugar just before serving and slice crosswise into pieces.
Cheri Sicard is the author of The Cannabis Gourmet Cookbook (2012 Z-Dog Media) and Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women (2015, Seal Press). Learn how to precisely dose your own homemade edibles by taking Cheri’s free online dosing class.