Lava Cake Strain

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Written By Rocky Horton

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The Lava Cake strain isn’t your ordinary strain; it’s like the ultimate sweet escape, a slice of heaven that packs a potent punch.

In this article, we’ll take you on a journey through the origins, flavors, effects, and all the juicy details about this tantalizing treat. Trust us, it’s a strain that’s so good, you’ll want seconds!

Where Does the Lava Cake Strain Come From?

The Lava Cake strain was created by renowned marijuana breeders known as the Cannarado Genetics in Colorado. Lava Cake is descended from the renowned Thin Mint GSC, a legendary strain renowned for exceptional taste and potency, and Grape Pie, an “old-school” strain draped in purple.

While the word “cake” in this strain’s name refers to its sweet flavor, the word “lava” refers to the ooey-gooey cannabinoid content of its resinous glands or trichomes. This is how the Lava Cake strain got its name. 

What Does the Lava Cake Strain Look Like?

The Lava Cake strain is among the most stunning strains visually. The highly sought-after anthocyanin chemicals, which give certain cannabis varieties a rich purple color, are particularly concentrated in this strain.

Anthocyanins are pigments that dissolve in water and are produced by the strain’s genetics or environment, particularly in cold climes. This variety has a mixture of flaming orange pistils, purple and olive green leaves, and buds.

The icing on top of the cake is the silvery covering of trichomes that gives this strain a sparkling finish. The large, low-lying nugs give the strain a dense, bulbous shape.

What Does the Lava Cake Strain Taste Like?

You’ll know why it’s called Lava Cake marijuana when you first try it. The strain has both earthy and sweet terpenes, but the sweet flavor is more prominent due to the terpenes.

Lava Cake’s nutty sweetness will become apparent as soon as you take a hit. On the other hand, when you exhale the smoke deeply, the mint flavor predominates. The funky Mints GSC strain is responsible for the minty flavors, and the Grape Pie is responsible for the sweetness.

What Does the Lava Cake Strain Smell Like?

Unlike other specific strains with a more subdued aroma, Lava Cake’s pungent smell is impossible to ignore. The fruity sweetness of this strain will overwhelm you as soon as you open a bag containing properly cured buds.

Lava Cake emits a scent of wood and pine with some sweet undertones while growing. You will notice a more creamy aroma once the bud has dried.

The earthy aroma-filled buds emit a variety of enticing scents when smoked. It smells slightly fruity, like a nice trail mix, with touches of pine and almonds. As you enjoy this strain, a crisp, minty smell reminiscent of the Thin Mint GSC history grows from the pine aroma.

Is the Lava Cake Strain an Indica, or Sativa or Hybrid?

The Lava Cake strain is an indica- dominant hybrid with a 70/30 Indica/ Sativa ratio. It was made by crossing an Indica and a Sativa strain to give rise to a euphoric and relaxing strain.

Like other Indica dominant hybrids, it usually has physical effects like body relaxation, but it may also be more stimulating than a pure indica strain.

The Lava Cake strain plants are short and stocky, with bushy foliage and thick, broad leaves. According to Healthline, they generate more buds per plant and grow more quickly than sativa. These are some of the physical characteristics of this strain that clearly show that it is an Indica-dominant hybrid.

How Strong is the Lava Cake Strain?

The Lava Cake strain is relatively strong, with THC levels slightly above 20%. However, its high is more cerebral than physical, making it a good choice for novice users. Experienced users may find the high a bit mild but will still get the desired feeling if taken in the correct doses. 

Novice users should start with a small dose to see how they react to the strain before increasing their consumption. Experienced users will find that Lava Cake provides an excellent, clean high with minimal side effects.

Nonetheless, the strain is excellent for relaxation and stress relief. Its sweetness also makes it a popular choice for those with a sweet tooth.

How Much THC in the Lava Cake Strain?

Introducing the Lava Cake strain: your perfect balance of relaxation and euphoria! With a THC content ranging from 20% to 23%, it’s slightly milder than its family members. Say goodbye to being overwhelmed and hello to pure bliss.

How Much CBD in the Lava Cake Strain?

According to, the Lava Cake strain is a low CBD strain that contains nearly 0% CBD. It does not contain significant CBD but still provides many therapeutic benefits.

What is the Terpene Profile of the Lava Cake Strain?

The Lava Cake strain has a dominant terpene of Caryophyllene, with supporting Limonene, Geraniol, and Pinene terpenes. Caryophyllene is a spicy, woody terpene found in black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon and is known for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. 

Limonene is a citrusy terpene found in lemons, limes, and oranges and is responsible for the scent of citrus products. Geraniol is a sweet, floral terpene found in plants such as rosemary, lavender, and thyme and is thought to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. 

Pinene is a woodsy terpene found in pine trees and is said to support relaxation and sedation. Together, these terpenes create the unique aroma and flavor profile of the Lava Cake strain. 

What Effects Does the Lava Cake Strain Have?

An initial buzz of energy precedes the head high, which swiftly spreads to the rest of the body. Euphoria and mental fortitude also contribute to this impact, which develops into a creative, relaxed type of contemplation when the body buzz sets in. It never causes drowsiness, so it’s an excellent option for long, relaxing evenings.

The Lava Cake strain provides emotional and physical relaxation as the body high increases. Aches and pains disappear when muscles relax, and tensions decrease. The body buzz won’t bind you to the couch, but it won’t make you get up and leave, either.

What Conditions is the Lava Cake Strain Good For?

The Lava Cake strain is good for patients with anxiety and depression. It offers elevated mental benefits that eliminate bad emotions and temporarily raise your mood. 

The head high’s exhilaration reduces anxiety, rapid heartbeats, and discomfort. These same impacts can alleviate depression, PTSD, or OCD by substituting hopelessness or doom with soft contentment.

Lava Cake is excellent for treating chronic pain due to its high THC concentration. Patients have utilized this strain to treat their backaches and migraines.

A common side effect of the treatment regimen for patients receiving chemo or HIV treatment is a lack of appetite. Anxiety and despair can sometimes lead to a loss of appetite. Users have noted reduced nausea and an augmented appetite after taking this strain.

Even insomniacs will benefit from Lava Cake. It doesn’t put users to sleep, but it does help to drown out the distractions and stressors that keep people awake. Users are sent off to a peaceful sleep by Lava Cake as the high fades away.

What is the Lava Cake Strain Flowering Time?

Lava Cake typically takes nine weeks to mature when grown indoors. Because the plants require warmer weather, outdoor producers in the northern hemisphere should anticipate Lava Cake to be ready for harvest in early October.


The Lava Cake Strain is an excellent choice for a potent yet delicious Indica-dominant hybrid. This strain’s high THC content will leave you feeling relaxed and happy, while its sweet cake-like flavor will tantalize your taste buds.

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Rocky Horton is an experienced cannabis grower and the founder of IndoGrow. The IndoGrow editorial team has over four decades of combined growing experience. Learn more.