LA Kush Cake, sometimes called LA Kush Cake #11 or Los Angeles Kush Cake, is a smooth operator with a potent punch thanks to its Wedding Cake and Kush Mints heritage.
This strain is heavily indica-dominant (with a 90/10 indica/sativa ratio), and its THC content is typically in the low-to-mid-20% range. That combination delivers an extremely enjoyable high that starts with uplifting euphoria and progresses to a body buzz that grows in intensity to provide strong, calming relaxation that can eventually put the user to sleep.
The predominantly OG aroma is loaded with musky earth and diesel, but vanilla is also prominent; the vanilla comes through in the flavor along with earth, spices, and flowers. Speaking of flowers, LA Kush Cake has beautiful green and purple buds, with a generous cover of frosty trichomes.
Effects and Side Effects
LA Kush Cake is in no hurry to get you stoned. Cerebral euphoria arrives bit by bit, replacing stress and day-to-day concerns with lighter and happier thoughts. There’s no “OMG! moment” in the head high; a gradual sense of well-being simply creeps into the brain and leisurely takes over. The buzz isn’t energetic or creative for most people, just extremely pleasant.
The tranquil feeling then spreads throughout the body, providing complete relaxation that slowly convinces users that their time would be better spent on the couch. Eventually, most smokers find themselves slowly overcome with lethargy and drowsiness. Not everyone winds up falling asleep, but drowsing off after spending time with LA Kush Cake is certainly common.
Microdosing may provide temporary stress relief during the day, but this relaxing strain is best suited to use in the evening because it tends to slow users down over time. Those experienced with potent strains will find it a good choice if they’re going to chill with friends or binge-watch Netflix, but that’s about as ambitious as the high allows most people to get.
The high THC content in LA Kush Cake can make the strain a tricky one for users who suffer from anxiety because there’s an outside chance the THC will aggravate the condition or cause paranoia or panic attacks. Those folks should go slowly until they know how they’ll be affected, as should those who aren’t accustomed to very potent weed.
Other potential side effects associated with LA Kush Cake are dry eyes, dry mouth, and of course, increased tiredness and attacks of the munchies.
- Energy: 2/5
- Creative: 2/5
- Pain: 4/5
- Stress: 4/5
- Sleep: 4/5
- Mood: 4/5
- Paranoid: 2/5
- Dry Mouth: 4/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 4/5
- Cough: 3/5
Bottom Line: LA Kush Cake hits pretty slowly, so its ability to effectively relieve mental stress and provide full-body relaxation and eventual sedation can surprise users not familiar with the strain. It’s a potent high, though.
MMJ users praise LA Kush Cake’s mood-boosting ability, which they say is quite good at easing their stress, depression, and anxiety (as long as they aren’t negatively affected by the strain). Those looking for help with insomnia may also choose LA Kush Cake for its ability to ease them into a good night’s rest.
Pain patients report that the strain has helped them deal with chronic conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis (because of its ability to relax their sore muscles or joints) as well as less-severe issues like everyday aches and pains. LA Kush Cake is also used by those with poor appetites caused by eating disorders or chemotherapy treatment.
Flavor and Aroma
There’s a lot of Kush in LA Kush Cake.
Diesel and earth are front-and-center in this strain’s aroma, along with a skunky smell that blossoms when the nugs are ground or broken apart. There’s more to the scent, though, with vanilla, pine, and mint also showing up in the complex aroma.
The smooth, creamy smoke isn’t quite as dank as the bud’s smell. Vanilla, mint, and flowers are quite noticeable on the inhale, although earth, gas, and spice remain as accent flavor notes and as an aftertaste.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 4/5
- Citrus: 3/5
- Fruity: 1/5
- Spice: 4/5
- Wood: 3/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
This strain is a potent one. The average THC content in LA Kush Cake is 23%, not surprising because its parent strains each have similar THC levels. (More about them shortly). The strength of the weed you buy at a retail outlet may be lower or higher because all batches are grown differently, but don’t be surprised; this is one of the strongest weeds.
There are low levels of most other major cannabinoids in LA Kush Cake, with only the CBG content likely to approach 1%.
The dominant terpenes in this strain are caryophyllene, limonene, humulene, and linalool, and there are also significant levels of bisabolol and borneol.
Highly-respected cultivators Seed Junky Genetics created LA Kush Cake by crossing landmark strains like Wedding Cake strain and Kush Mints.
Wedding Cake is a potent indica-dominant hybrid that provides strong stress relief and full-body relaxation. Kush Mints is a well-balanced (and also potent) Kush strain that’s earthy, minty, and often sedating. The characteristics of both strains are evident in LA Kush Cake.
Where to Buy LA Kush Cake Seeds
These seeds aren’t the easiest to find, but there are some online vendors who carry them. Check with PEVGrow, Strain Supermarket, or Seeds Here Now for feminized seeds or Marijuana Grow Shop for standard ones – but don’t be surprised if they’re out of stock or tremendously expensive. Roots Cannabis Nursery claims to have clones for sale.
A number of Kush strains could be considered similar to LA Kush Cake, but other strains may be even closer comparisons. Some to consider include Super Sour Diesel, Cake Crasher, and Liberty Haze.
LA Kush Cake Strain Review: FAQ
Q: What are LA Kush Cake’s genetics?
A: It’s 90% indica and 10% sativa, mostly thanks to its Wedding Cake parent strain which is heavily indica. Its other parent, Kush Mints, is a more balanced strain.
Q: Are LA Kush, LA Cake, and Kush Cake the same as LA Kush Cake?
A: Nope, they’re all different. LA Kush is believed to be either a backcross of OG Kush or phenotype of Abusive OG, and it’s more energetic than LA Kush Cake. LA Cake is a cross of LA Kush and GG #4 and heavily sedating, and Kush Cake is a GSC-Cherry Pie product that’s uplifting and relaxing but not very sedating.