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Layer Cake

Hybrid 40% S, 60% I
Dominant terpene
Limonene 0.19%

22 - 25%


0.76 - 1.16%


0.22 - 0.58%


Spicyherbal, Diesel



Layer Cake is an Indica-dominant hybrid marijuana strain. It is cultivated by many different cultivators. However, its origin can be attributed to Swamp Boys Seeds. The Layer Cake strain has four parent strains. These are Triangle Kush, Skunk, GMO, and Wedding Cake. The first two are crossed at the beginning, and then the resulting strain is crossed with GMO and then with Wedding Cake. This complex layering is what gives the strain its name.

Wishing more people with depression would branch out into medicinal cannabis instead of other hospital prescribed drugs. I felt like such a shell on those anti-depressants. At least with Layer Cake i know the side effects are uplifted moods and a general sense of joy. There are others that may experience the worser kind with diziness and dry eyes but i promise they're not as bad as anti-depressant side effects.

Howard 03.12.22

Layer Cake Strain Information

This weed has a high THC content, averaging at over 25%. Such a high THC value makes this cannabis suited more to experienced users. It contains Limonene as the primary terpene and has a pungent aroma.

Effects and Uses of Layer Cake Weed

Whether you prefer to smoke the buds or make edibles using its oil, this marijuana will give you a buzzing effect all over your body. It will also cause a feeling of euphoria. Despite its strong effects, it does not cause couch-lock, which might be a reason for its popularity. Users report feeling bursts of motivation, and they remain focused

This cannabis is also used to relieve symptoms of medical conditions such as PTSD, depression, muscle spasms, chronic pain, anxiety, and lack of sleep.

Taste and Aroma

This cannabis comes with the following dominant terpenes:

  • Limonene
  • Myrcene
  • Phellandrene
  • Caryophyllene

The combination of these gives this weed a pungent aroma that will remind you of cheese. It also has a strong woody smell. The taste of the marijuana is similar to the smell, albeit with a very pleasant and buttery aftertaste.

If you're a fan of Layer Cake weed strain, you'll probably also like Lemon Cherry Gelato, it has the same THC level, it's an indica dominant and they both have very similar effects but different flavors.

Growing Information

Layer Cake strain seeds can be purchased quite easily online. The plant can be grown indoors as well as outdoors. You can get your hands on the buds in around 63 days, more or less.


Layer Cake is an easy-to-grow cultivar. Its flowering period lasts 53-62 days and results in generous yields. The indoor harvest amounts to 2-3 oz./ft2, while the outdoor return is 15-20 oz./plant.
Layer Cake is a highly potent indica-dominant strain, which leaves even seasoned smokers spellbound. Swamp Boys Seeds created this phenotype through a three-way crossing (hence the name) that involves 4 strong strains – Skunk #1, Triangle Kush, GMO, and Wedding Cake. This complex hybrid has a THC amount reaching 22-25%.

User Reviews 9


Wishing more people with depression would branch out into medicinal cannabis instead of other hospital prescribed drugs. I felt like such a shell on those anti-depressants. At least with Layer Cake i know the side effects are uplifted moods and a general sense of joy. There are others that may experience the worser kind with diziness and dry eyes but i promise they're not as bad as anti-depressant side effects.

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Rivka Johnson

i will never get used to that buzzing and tingling effect that spreads your high all over the body. This one kind of starts in the head and then buzzes through your entire body spreading some needed euphoria. If you are not keen you'll find yourself dancing along to the music in your head in public which come to think of it is not a bad thing.

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its surprising that i can fully focus on a single task after smoking this weed. it doesn't even matter if it is a bowl or in blunts.

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Paul Bryant

Best fit for experienced users due to its high THC content of 25%

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Gemma Wise

I dore layer cake because its pungent smell reminds me of cheese

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Mike Johnson

I hate smoking but layer cake gives me an opportunity to take it through edibles. It gives me a full body relaxation effect with some feeling of euphoria. So if you feel a little anxious and you need to relax, layer cake is there go for it.

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Have you tried staying focused in a world full of distractions? For me I did but was damn difficult as I couldn't concentrated for as long as I wanted. Tried reenergiizng, taking rid of distractions but all was in vain.This thing is damn focus medicinal thing. Can't explain how I got focused after taking it and the motivation received

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Space Cadet

Have always resistd taking sativa because of the bad picture painted by people out here. Recently, decided to be daring and what landed on my table was layer cake. This flower knocked out pain I had. What i experienced also is the kind of sleep that approached as a thief couldn't see it coming.

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Becky Chia

The taste of this marijuana is what makes me want to tkae it every now and then. The spicy and sweet like taste makes my joints so weak. It finishes me completely ahhaa. Besides that, I like this wed cause of the kind of happiness it gives me. I feel like am on the top of the world

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Strain details

Layer Cake Strain Cannabinoids

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component. 22 - 25%
CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps. 0.76 - 1.16%
CBC Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. 0.38 - 0.65%
CBG Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure. 0.22 - 0.58%
CBN Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss. 0.04 - 0.14%
THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V. 0.53 - 0.68%

Layer Cake Terpene Profile

Pinene Pinene is one of the most widespread terpenes in nature, found in pine trees, basil, nutmeg, parsley, and rosemary. Cannabis containing terpene (alpha-pinene or α-pinene) boasts a strong pine scent. Pinene is responsible for anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety effects. 0.09%
Myrcene Myrcene (also known as β-myrcene) is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, representing more than 20% of the modern marijuana terpene profile. Myrcene has a distinct earthy, musky flavor, resembling cloves. It is responsible for calming and soothing effects of weed. Myrcene is also found in hops, thyme, mango, lemongrass, guava melon. 0.15%
Ocimene Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. 0.01%
Camphene Camphene is terpene common for carrots, pepper, dill, fennel, nutmeg, thyme, as well as other fruits and vegetables. Camphene has a damp, pungent, herbal, minty aroma with pine undertones. In cannabis, mostly found in Indica strains. Camphene causes cooling sensations, having anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antioxidant, analgesic, and antifungal effects. 0.12%
Humulene Humulene (also known as α-humulene) is one of the major terpenes found in cannabis, contributing to woody, earthy, spicy, herbaceous, and, mainly, floral aromas of cannabis. Used in modern medicine, humulene offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant effects, which have been well-researched by pharmaceutical companies. 0.03%
Limonene Limonene (also known as d-limonene) is the second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis. It has a powerful citrus aroma and can be found in all citruses, including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes, juniper, etc. Limonene is known to elevate moods and provide anxiety, depression, and stress relief. 0.19%
Linalool Linalool (also known as beta linalool, linalyl alcohol, linaloyl oxide, and p-linalool) is one of the rarest terpenes found in cannabis, mostly in small quantities. Linalool is known for its spicy and lavender aroma, bringing relaxation and calming effects. It is also said to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be useful for athletes. 0.04%
Bisabolol Bisabolol (also known as α-Bisabolol or levomenol) is a lesser-known terpene found in cannabis. It contributes to anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antioxidant, anti-microbial, and analgesic properties of weed strains containing bisanol. Attentive smokers would be able to catch a nutty, fruity scent with herbal and floral undertones, with a tender trace of coconut. 0.02%
Valencene Valencene is a terpene that got its name from Valencia oranges - a fruit where It's initially found. Valencene offers citrusy, sweet aromas, with flavors having notes of oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and, occasionally, fresh herbs or freshly cut wood. Citrus aromas, frequently found in a wide variety of cannabis strains, are contributed to by valencene, which is known for anti-inflammatory and insect repelling properties. 0.11%
Terpinolene Terpinolene is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis; however, It's usually presented in small quantities. Is responsible for piney, floral, herbaceous, and even a little bit citrusy aroma of cannabis. Terpinolene can be found in lilacs, nutmeg, and cumin. In cannabis, terpinolene contributes to the sensation of "freshness." Has the potential to reduce the risk of heart diseases. 0.01%
Phellandrene Phellandrene (also known as alpha- and beta-phellandrene) is one of the rare terpenes found in cannabis with antihyperalgesic and antidepressive properties. Phellandrene contributes to a minty, woody, and mildly citrus aroma in cannabis. Previously confused with limonene and pinene, phellandrene was eventually distinguished as a separate terpene common for eucalyptus. Also, it could be found in mint, dill, black pepper, cinnamon, parsley, pine, and lavender. 0.13%
Caryophyllene Caryophyllene (also known as beta or b caryophyllene) is a terpene found in many herbs and spices, such as black pepper, basil, rosemary, and oregano. Cannabis high in caryophyllene delivers a strong spicy, peppery aroma, resembling cinnamon and cloves. Caryophyllene offers potent anti-inflammatory and sedative effects. 0.11%
Total terpenes content 1.01%

Growing Info

Flowering time 53 - 62 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Easy
Harvest time 67 Days
Yield outdoor 15 - 20 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
Yield indoor 2 - 3 Oz/Ft² (~ 550 g/m²)
Height indoor 60-80
Height outdoor 60-80

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