Chocolate Scone Recipe: Perfect Treat for Cozy Mornings

These chocolate scones are scrumptious, buttery pastries packed with rich, melty cocoa goodness, perfect for breakfast, tea, or any time you need a chocolate fix.

Got a chocolate craving that simply scones’t stop? Dive fork-first into this heavenly chocolate scone recipe that will make your taste buds do a happy dance! Every detail, every tip, right at your fingertips—let’s get baking, because these aren’t your grandma’s scones (unless she was a chocolate wizard).


Chocolate Scones: Bliss in Every Bite

chocolate scones bliss in every bite
  • Cooking Method: Baking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15-18 minutes
  • Cuisine Type: Dessert, Bakery


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  • Turbinado sugar (optional, for sprinkling)

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add cold cubed butter to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to mix until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Stir in heavy cream and vanilla extract until just combined. Don’t overmix, or your scones might throw a tantrum and turn out tough.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Chocolate galore is always a good idea.
  6. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat it into a 1-inch-thick round. You can pretend it’s a delicious flying saucer.
  7. Cut the round into 8 wedges (like slicing a pizza but with more chocolatey goodness).
  8. Place the wedges onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them out for some alone time to rise and shine.
  9. Beat the egg and brush the tops of the scones. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar for some sweet sparkle if desired.
  10. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the scones are set and the tops are slightly cracked. Resist the urge to dive in headfirst.
  11. Cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before serving. Warm scones are like warm hugs.


  • Substitute white chocolate chips or peanut butter chips if you’re feeling adventurous. Variety is the spice of life!
  • Drizzle with melted chocolate or a simple glaze for extra indulgence. Because who’s counting calories?
  • If you don’t have heavy cream, use milk or a mix of milk and yogurt for a similar texture.
  • Pair with clotted cream, whipped cream, or fresh berries. Because why not?
  • For extra flavor, add a teaspoon of instant espresso powder to the dry ingredients. Mocha magic!