The Afroman Lemon Pound Cake Controversy
Afroman has been having quite a moment. The rapper's house was subjected to a no-knock raid in which the cops ransacked his home, terrorized his family, and stole his money. To my knowledge there has yet to be an explanation of where the alleged kidnapping charges came from but the warrant cited both suspicion of narcotics and kidnapping.
The police found nothing. Nonetheless, the singer was left with a broken door, a broken gate, a trashed house, and stolen cash.
At the center of all the confusion was a Lemon Pound Cake sitting on the kitchen counter. The delicious looking cake definitely caught the attention of the Adams County Sheriff (as you will see in the video below). So much so that he is now known on social media as Officer Poundcake.
Afroman fought back in the best way he possibly could: with humor, through his music, and through his social media followings.
So in honor of Afroman and his fight for justice, I thought it high time to develop an infused Lemon Pound Cake recipe. Give a listen to the song and watch the video first.
The recipe is below on this page and it is so good it will make you put down the gun and cut yourself a slice. As cannabis and lemons share terpenes, this made a great tasting, as well as effective, edible.
Unfortunately, these kinds of abusive police practices go on every day, especially within the cannabis community. Most of the time we never hear about them. And we might not have heard much about this one were it not for two facts:
- Afroman is a celebrity who fought back creatively and with humor through his music and through his huge social media followings.
- Astoundingly, the cops who executed the botched raid are actually suing Afroman for causing THEM emotional distress and ruining THEIR reputations.
Had the police not initiated this idiotic lawsuit that they have zero chance of winning, this all might have trended on Tik Tok for a day and faded into obscurity.
But the cops' lawsuit brought with it TONS of publicity and suddenly every national news outlet was reporting on the Lemon Pound Cake incident. For a good example, check out this NPR piece.
Afroman did not let up either. He now sells Officer Poundcake merchandise and has done more music and videos like the one below. Will You Help Me Repair My Door is a concise explanation, with video proof, of what went down during the raid at Afroman's home. Spoiler alert the Lemon Pound Cake makes a cameo appearance in this one too.
Check out Beard Brothers Media's ongoing coverage of the controversy here.
How to Add Cannabis to Lemon Pound Cake
In the recipe below I used cannabutter to medicate the recipe. If you don’t know how to make it, my cannabutter tutorial will show you how.
Of course, as with all recipes you could also add tincture or cannabis concentrate, such as FECO to add the medicine to the recipe.
The sugar and the flour can also be vehicles to carry the cannabis. These are techniques I cover in my comprehensive online cannabis cooking course.
Dosing for Lemon Pound Cake
Each of the 16 servings of this weed lemon pound cake will have about 20 mg THC IF you made your cannabutter from cannabis containing 10% THC and you used 14 grams (1/2 ounce) to make 1 cup of butter.
Be sure to adjust for the strength of the cannabis you are using and for your own dosage needs. My FREE dosing class, or better yet my dosage calculators (only $5.00) can help.
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Freezer Friendly Infused Lemon Pound Cake
This cake freezes exceptionally well. So even though the recipe makes 16 servings, there is no need to rush to eat it all.
Wrap individual portions in plastic wrap and store in the freezer. Anytime you want an edible, all you need to do is pull one out, allow it to come to room temperature, and enjoy!
Cannabis Infused Lemon Poundcake Recipe
Cannabis Infused Lemon Pound Cake
- Bundt cake pan 12 cups
- Electric mixer
- 3 cups flour all-purpose, plus extra for dusting pan
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest
- 1/4 cup cannabis infused butter
- 3/4 cup butter plus extra for greasing pan
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 6 eggs large
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice fresh squeezed
- 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
- 1/4 cup lemon juice fresh squeezed
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice fresh squeezed
- Place oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325°F. Generously butter a 12-cup Bundt pan and dust with flour.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest. Set aside.
- In another large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Reduce mixer speed to low. Alternately add half of the flour mixture, half of the sour cream, and then the remaining flour mixture and sour cream. Add the lemon juice, and lemon extract. Mix until all ingredients are just combined. Do not over mix or beat the batter.
- Pour batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Firmly tap the pan on the counter to release any air bubbles. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a few moist crumbs stick to a toothpick inserted in the center. Cool cake in the pan for 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire to finish cooling completely.
- While the cake is baking, combine syrup ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. When cake is on the cooling rack (but still warm) use a wooden skewer to poke about 20-30 holes in the top of the cake. Pour the syrup over so it goes into the cake and adds more lemon flavor.
- Stir together powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Add a little more juice if the mixture is too thick. Once cake has completely cooled, pout glaze over cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Cut and serve.