Despite being less powerful than LSD, magic mushrooms are still known to cause an altered perception of both time and space. This experience creates a tear in reality and is commonly called hallucinations and visual and auditory distortions. Some might even experience some mystical and spiritual effects when using magic mushrooms.
This is the reason why many people are slowly recognizing the recreational effects of magic mushrooms hence they incorporate it as an ingredient to making a magic mushroom cake. Unlike marijuana, magic mushrooms still need more research. It is currently being studied by a couple of groups, unlike marijuana where it has gained support and has undergone the legalization process.
Effects of Magic Mushroom Use
Magic mushrooms have a very subjective effect. It all depends on the way it is prepared and the tolerance of the individual. It is very difficult to gauge the exact potency hence the reason why it is currently being regulated. Small doses of this could have an extended period of effect which may or may not be safe for the user.
Magic mushroom has a very similar effect to many other hallucinogens. These effects affect or alter the way we perceive mood, change our sensory perception, affect our sleep, induce hunger, and change our sexual behavior. Other documented effects include increased blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature and has been known to cause paranoia and psychosis.
Many people also tend to use magic mushrooms in combination with substances like drugs, alcohol, and marijuana which can often lead to a more exacerbated response and effects. For this reason, there are other ways to enjoy magic mushrooms without having to combine them with any other substances that have psychoactive effects.
One can enjoy the effects of magic mushrooms without having to drink alcohol. Instead, we can use them as ingredients in many recipes that you can try at home. It is much safer and savory to try this one out rather than ingesting it and suffer from its bitter taste. One such way to enjoy magic mushrooms is to use it as part of an ensemble of ingredients for a cake.
How To Make Magic Mushroom Cake
If there is one thing that is commonly argued today is the way magic mushrooms tend to break down or degrade easily when exposed to intense heat. This could pose a problem especially if you want to bake a cake using magic mushrooms. However, such a claim is still up for debate.
For those who want to avoid exposing their shrooms at a higher temperature, you can go for the no-bake chocolate cake. You can gather all your ingredients first including the following:
- Heavy cream
- Magic mushrooms
- Nuts or pecans
First, you would want to put your dried magic mushrooms in the grinder or food processor to produce a magic mushroom powder. This will come in handy later on. Set aside the powder as you prepare to make your no-bake cake. Lightly spread the butter on a saucepan and apply low heat. Melt the chocolate over the low heat and put the heavy cream over. Gently stir until the mixture is warm. Remove from the heat and add salt while continuously stirring the mixture.
As soon as it begins to cool down, stir in your mushroom powder until it begins to come together. You can tell that the mixture is ready when everything is smooth and there are no lumps as a result of the powder. Pour the mixture into a pan or tray and cover it with plastic. Refrigerate it overnight or until it is chilled and then serve.
Another option that you can do is to fully adapt the standard way of baking a chocolate cake. Here are the ingredients that you need to prepare.
- Cocoa powder or unsweetened chocolate
- Baking Soda
- Vegetable oil
- Buttermilk – optional
- Magic mushroom powder
First, preheat your oven up to 148 degrees Celsius. Gather and mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Slowly add the eggs, oil, and buttermilk as you continue to whisk the mixture. Add vanilla and water into the mixture and continue whisking until there are no more lumps.
This is the tricky part. You can either add the magic mushroom powder into the mixture before baking it or you can add it later. If you need to add the mushroom powder, make sure that there are no lumps and that it is mixed well together with the other ingredients before baking it for 30 minutes in the oven. Remove the cake and let it sit and cool for around 10 minutes.
Once you transfer the cake into a plate, you can then sprinkle cocoa powder together with the magic mushroom powder on top of the cake. Another way to incorporate magic mushroom into your cake is to add them in the frosting instead of putting them in the cake mixture. You can even make a chocolate ganache with the magic mushroom powder by heating a heavy whipping cream until it begins to boil. Add some chocolate chip cookies and whisk it until smooth. Once it cools down, add your magic mushroom powder and drizzle the ganache all over your cake.
With regards to consuming magic mushrooms especially when it is used as a recipe for food, proper dosage is advised. There is still limited study with the potency of the shrooms as it depends on the tolerance of the individual. Since it is highly likely that the effects are delayed, people tend to consume more when it is infused in food. This can cause overdose and you might experience the adverse effects of magic mushrooms.
In dealing with baking magic mushroom cake, you need to add the lowest dose possible first and see if it will give you the best possible effects. If not, you can add more if you want. This is why magic mushroom powder is highly advised when using it as an ingredient for your cake. That is the beauty of using shrooms is that you can experiment on your dose and create more delectable magic mushroom edibles and treats!