Jack Herer Lemon Cake

jack herer lemon cake 44 - Jack Herer Lemon Cake

Jack Herer is a mind-bending lemon strain, and this cake gives off the same delightful taste. Made with hazelnut, Terpinolene, and of course lemon flavoring.

  • Makes one layered cake or 20-24 cupcakes
  • Vegetarian
  • Canna-cook level – Medium or “Experienced edibles maker


For the cake

  • 1 lemon flavored boxed cake mix weighing 15.25 oz
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oil or melted butter
  • Lemon zest or lemon twist curls for garnish

For the buttercream

  • 2 Sticks of salted, room temp butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp hazelnut coffee creamer
  • 1 DropTrue Terpenes Terpinolene extract

Kitchen tools needed

  • You will need two 9″ cake pans or two 12 slot cupcake pans for this recipe. Make sure you also have baking spray and flour or parchment close by.
  • You will need a piping bag, stand or hand mixer, and metal palette knife to pipe icing onto cakes or cupcakes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°


  • Never forget to grease and line your cake or cupcake pans before beginning to bake!
  • Combine milk and butter in a large bowl before stirring in the lemon cake mix. Set your mixer to low speed for one minute monitor so everything can blend together nicely.
  • : Add the eggs one at a time, slowly increasing the speed as you go. The goal is to have all of your ingredients combined into a velvety batter that drips in ribbons off of your rubber spatula.
  • Follow the cook time indicated on the box for your cake or cupcake pan in order to have a delicious and correctly proportioned finished product.
  • To make the buttercream frosting, you need two sticks of room-temperature butter. Start by putting the butter in a bowl and beat it on medium speed using a stand mixer until it is smooth; this process takes several minutes.
  • After the butter melts, set your mixer to low and slowly add in the powdered sugar. Once all of it has been added, mix for 1-2 minutes before adding 2 tablespoons of hazelnut creamer and one drop of Terpinolene. Lastly, mix on low for another minute or two while scraping down the sides (if the mixture looks too dry, add a tablespoon of creamer).
  • After you take the cakes out of the oven, resist icing them for a minimum of one hour to allow them to cool completely.
  • After your cakes have cooled, ice them using either a lemon glaze or whipped cream. I served mine to some friends alongside Jack Herer so we could compare taste, and we were all amazed by how similar they were! I hope you enjoy this recipe just as much as we did!

Jack Herer Lemon Cake

About Jack Herer Strain

Jack Herer is known for being a slightly sativa-leaning hybrid with potent medical properties that’s easy to cultivate. It has mostly citrusy flavors (with hints of pine and skunk), gives energy, and is perfect for wake and bake smokers.

Given that it has won nine Cannabis Cup awards for Best In-Class Flower, it is only fitting that the Jack Herer weed strain was created to honor one of the most iconic cannabis activists in history.

Jack Herer was an individual who fought for hemp and marijuana legalization before it was even considered a possibility in the U.S., which is something to behold.

Jack Herer is a world-renowned man who created a masterpiece of a weed strain that flawlessly combines several different aspects: an amazing flavor, potent high, medicinal properties, and multiple energizing effects.

In the same way that Jack Herer (the man) changed the world of cannabis consumption, so too has Jack Herer (the weed). Bred as an appreciation to weed mogul Jack Herer (author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes), this beloved cannabis strain has truly become a global favorite.

The Sensi Seeds team in the Netherlands did a great job of replicating Herer’s personality and historical legacy, infusing his optimistic attitude and boundless energy into a cannabis strain that has broad consumer appeal.

The Jack Herer strain has had a profound impact on the cannabis world; it’s given rise to numerous popularized strains, including Jack Skellington, Jack the Ripper, Critical Jack, and Jack’s Cleaner. All of these strains were developed from the OG (original)Jack Herer.

Named after Jack Herer, a late and legendary figure in the cannabis community, this namesake strain is the best way to celebrate him.

Keep reading our comprehensive Jack Herer marijuana strain review to learn more about this immensely popular sativa hybrid.

Jack Herer weed has a delightful, old-forest like smell that is skunky and earthy. You can practically feel the effects of nature when you inhale it. After the initial sensation, expect Jack Herer to provide piney and woodsy undertones with a eventually dank odor from its Skunk ancestors.

Jack Herer weed’s initial notes are citrusy-spice, with lemon and orange bursts exposing themselves through the strain’s complex blend of aromas. Flavor-wise you can expect similar notes to the flower’s aroma, with an added underlying sweetness that leaves your tastebuds happy.

Furthermore, you could sense some sudden tastes on your tongue that resemble an herbal flavor, perhaps similar to one of your preferred leafy green teas. The Jack Herer strain is unique in the fact that it produces the typical ‘sativa reaction’ in both body and mind; however, the hybrid effects are more visible after indulging in a few drags from this crop.

Moreover, Jack Herer excels in producing great quantities of resin, making it a gleaming strain whose buds look like diamonds when glistening in the light. This then causes keen Marijuana users who want this ‘frost’ to drool with delight.

Jack Herer’s water leaves are usually a deep forest green, which may be due to the old-forest scent of pine and earth that it provides. The strain’s sugar leaves tend to be sagey green primarily, with coiled orange hairs (pistils) in between a garden of green, creating a sharp contrast in overall hue.

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