CBD Honey Spice Cake Recipe

November 25, 2020

There’s nothing quite like the aroma of a freshly baked spice cake as it’s pulled right out of the oven. The wonderful flavors and smells that come with baking are appealing to both those who love to bake and those who love to eat baked goods. If you use CBD, you may be wondering if it’s easy to bake with CBD. Fortunately, the answer is “YES!” From CBD-infused cookies to CBD brownies to CBD caramels and more (like this CBD honey spice cake,) there are an endless variety of CBD-infused baked good for you to create.

CBD Honey Spice Cake Recipe
Credit: CBD Honey Spice Cake, Populum

Adding CBD to your favorite dessert recipe is a sweet way to get your daily boost of cannabidiol. But first, there are a few tips about baking with CBD you should know about (which we’ll cover later in this article) first. Once you know the basics of baking with CBD, then you’re ready to explore the world of CBD-infused baked goods.

If you’re ready to start baking with CBD, this CBD Honey Spice Cake recipe is a great one to try! Created by Blythe Mckain, the head of the pastries department at Michelin-rated and James Beard Awards-winning Restaurant Gary Danko, the recipe utilizes common baking ingredients you’ll likely have in your pantry. With a CBD cake recipe that is easy enough for beginners to follow, you’ll love the comforting flavors and aromas of this unique and relaxing CBD Honey Spice Cake.

CBD Honey Spice Cake Recipe

CBD Honey Spice Cake

CBD Honey Spice Cake

Chef Blythe Mckain
With the power of CBD plus the added benefits of antioxidants and nutrients of raw honey, this CBD Honey Spice Cake will leave you feeling good. Pair it with a warm cup of coffee to recreate an at-home coffeehouse experience.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 4 oz all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ + ⅛ tsp baking soda
  • 5.5 oz Populum Orange + CBD Raw Honey
  • 2 oz brewed coffee
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2.5 oz butter melted
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine dry ingredients and gently whisk them together
  • In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until evenly incorporated
  • Bake in an oiled loaf pan or in muffin cups in a 350 degree oven until the surface springs back and a toothpick comes out clean. (Approximately 20 minutes for a loaf and 10 minutes for muffins)
  • Serve with poached pears, roasted apples, or your favorite ice cream
Keyword Cake, CBD, Coffee

Helpful Kitchen Tools

One thing that makes this recipe great for those new to baking with CBD is that it doesn’t require any fancy kitchen equipment. Just a couple of bowls, a tool to mix the ingredients, and baking pans. You might find baking easier if you have the following helpful kitchen tools on-hand. These kitchen tools will also help you make this recipe.

What is the Best CBD Honey for Baking?

You can use virtually any CBD Honey for baking. But we think the best CBD honey for baking is Populum Orange + CBD Raw Honey. Made in partnership with Sweet Summer Farms in Phoenix, Arizona, Populum’s CBD-infused honey is a great natural sweetener for beverages (and think beyond just coffees and teas) and is a unique ingredient for baked goods or cooked dishes. Each 9oz bottle of this organic CBD honey contains 100mg of full spectrum hemp extract full of cannabidiol (CBD) and other naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes.

How to Use CBD Honey in Baking

Honey in and of itself is an awesome ingredient. Infuse a bit of CBD into it and the honey just becomes that much better. CBD Honey can be used just like regular honey in drinks, cooking, and even beauty products! Here are some more tips on how to use CBD honey in baking:

  1. CBD honey is an excellent substitute for sugar and, in most recipes, use it as a 1:1 replacement.
  2. But keep in mind that honey also adds additional moisture to a recipe. It’s a good idea to subtract 1/4 of liquid from the recipe if substituting honey for sugar.
  3. Honey bakes faster than sugar, so lower your oven temperature by 25 degrees to prevent overbrowning.

Benefits of Baking with CBD Honey

Baking with CBD Honey – or any CBD ingredient – offers a variety of potential benefits. Some of the benefits of enjoying a bakery item made with CBD Honey include:

Accurate Dosing – You can easily determine the amount of CBD in your baked good by measuring the amount of CBD honey used in your recipe.

Easy to Use – CBD Honey is a versatile ingredient and can be used in virtually any recipe that calls for honey.

Long-Lasting Effects of CBD – When CBD is ingested as an edible, it is processed through your digestive system. While this means it might take longer to feel the effects of CBD, the effects after eating a CBD edible or baked good typically last much long – up to 2-4 hours longer.

Credit: CBD Honey Spice Cake, Populum

Baking Tips When Using CBD

Generally, you can use CBD as an ingredient the same way you would use other ingredients. That being said, there are a few things you should know about baking with CBD. Here are a few important baking tips when using CBD:

Watch Your Temperature

Whenever you bake with CBD, you must keep the baking temperature in mind. The boiling point of CBD is 320-356 degrees Fahrenheit. Baking CBD at too high of a temperature could cause your CBD to evaporate, ultimately making the CBD ineffective. To prevent destroying the beneficial active compounds in CBD, don’t bake at temperatures above ~355 degrees Fahrenheit for extended periods of time.

Calculating CBD Dosage in Baked CBD Edibles

If you want to create an effective CBD baked good, it’s important you calculate the amount of CBD in each serving. For example, how much CBD is in one cookie or one slice of cake. To calculate the amount of CBD in your baked good, you divide the total amount of CBD used by the number of servings made. If you make 12 cookies with 100mg of CBD oil in the recipe, you’ll have ~8.33 mg (100mg / 12 servings) of CBD per cookie.

At the same time, if you want to make sure each serving has a specific amount of CBD, you can multiple the amount of CBD you want in each serving by the total number of servings. So if you wanted to make 12 cookies with 10mg CBD each, your recipe should have a total of 120mg CBD.

Storing CBD Baked Goods

Once you’ve baked your CBD-infused treats, you’ll want to keep them fresh as long as possible. Not only will this preserve flavor but it will help preserve the potency of your baked good. CBD is extremely sensitive to light and heat. So, store your CBD edibles in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for optimal taste and results.

Whether you want to bake a delicious CBD-infused treat for yourself, or want to share this unique CBD edible with a friend or loved one, we hope you enjoy this recipe for CBD Honey Spice Cake and have found some useful baking tips to ensure your next baking challenge is a success.

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