A weed-infused triple-layer trifle (Bruce Wolf, The Cannabist)

Video recipe: How to make my favorite dessert, pot-infused triple-layer trifle

Let’s just come out and say it: Trifle is the perfect dessert.

Cake, custard, fruit and whipped cream. Come on, how could a dish be any better? Well, I’ll tell you how: Add weed.

We have used our favorite medicated almond cake as the base of this magnificent dessert. Feel free to change the cake, custard or fruit. It’s that easy.

Remember: Approach the trifle with a big spoon, and dig deep; That way you get some of everything. And to make life easier, we used instant pudding. Don’t freak: When you add the extracts, it works perfectly with all the other ingredients. The almond cake was medicated with the wonderful J1, a gift from one of my best friends in the cultivation space.

How to make this triple-layer trifle, Part 1

Triple-Layer Trifle

Serves 10-12

  • 1 medicated almond cake, cut in cubes
  • 4 tablespoons almond syrup
  • 2-3 large pkg. instant vanilla pudding, depending on size of trifle bowl — ours is huge, though size doesn’t matter
  • 5-7 cups milk
  • 4-6 tablespoons canna-butter, melted and cooled for 10 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 4 cups blackberries
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds

How to make this triple-layer trifle, Part 2


  1. Cut the cake in cubes and place half in the bottom of the trifle bowl. Drizzle with half of the almond syrup.
  2. Prepare the pudding using the milk, canna-butter, vanilla and almond extract. Top the cake with half of the pudding.
  3. Place half the fruit on top of the pudding. Continue with another layer of cake, almond syrup, custard and fruit.
  4. Whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla. Top the trifle with the whipped cream and sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds. Trifle can be prepared a day in advance up to the whipped cream and pomegranate stage. Remember, dig deep.
  5. Enjoy!