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Bake a batch of our chocolate scones for a touch of luxury. Perfectly portioned and rich, these treats are a chocoholic’s dream. Try them now!

Savor the decadence of these triple chocolate scones, perfectly portioned for intimate gatherings or a luxurious personal treat. With rich cocoa and melted chocolate, this recipe is the epitome of chocolate indulgence.

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Why You’ll Love This Chocolate Scones Recipe

  • They’re easy to make. You only need a few simple ingredients and a few minutes of prep time.
  • They’re quick to bake. The scones only take about 15 minutes to bake, so you can have a delicious treat in no time.
  • They’re absolutely delicious. The scones are moist and crumbly, with a rich chocolate flavor. They’re topped with a delicious chocolate glaze that takes them over the top.
  • They’re perfect for a small gathering. This recipe makes 4 scones, so they’re perfect for a small brunch or dessert party.
A chocolate scone with chocolate glaze drizzle on a plate.

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Ingredient Notes

If you have any ingredients leftover from this recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder.

  • Flour: All-purpose flour is my go-to. For gluten-free scones, King Arthur Gluten Free Measure For Measure Flour is a reliable alternative.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder:  Essential for a rich, fudgy chocolate flavor. Both natural unsweetened and Dutch-processed (alkalized) cocoa powders work well.
  • Sugar: Granulated sugar is used to sweeten the scones.
  • Baking powder and baking soda: These are key leavening agents, helping the scones rise and become light and airy.
  • Salt, vanilla, and ground cinnamon: These add depth and complexity to the scones’ flavor.
  • Butter: It contributes to the scones’ flavor, crisp edges, and flakiness.
  • Egg yolk: Just one egg yolk is needed for added flavor and structure. Hang on to that extra egg white and use it in any of our egg white recipes like Mini Texas Sheet Cake.
  • Milk: Works well with any milk (whole, skim, 1%, 2%), or alternatives like almond milk, half and half, or cream.
  • Chocolate: 3 ounces (1/2 cup) of good quality chocolate chips or chopped chocolate. Semi-sweet is my preference, but milk or dark chocolate are great too. Extra chocolate chips can be used in a mini Chocolate Lava Cake, Chocolate Banana Bread, or a small batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies.

For the glaze:

  • Powdered sugar: Also known as confectioners’ or icing sugar, it’s light and dissolves easily for a smooth glaze. Avoid granulated sugar to prevent a grainy texture.
  • Coffee (or milk): While milk is traditional for a glaze, coffee wonderfully enhances the chocolate flavor.
  • Chocolate: 1 ounce of melted chocolate mixed into the powdered sugar and coffee creates a spectacular glaze.

These ingredient notes are crafted to guide you in creating the perfect chocolate scones. For the full recipe, please scroll down to the recipe box at the bottom of this post.

Recipe Variations

Venture beyond the classic chocolate scone with these delightful twists.

  • White Delight: Replace chocolate chips with white chocolate chunks.
  • Minty Fresh: Add mint extract for a refreshing taste.
  • Berry Blast: Mix in dried cranberries or cherries for a fruity kick.
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How To Make Chocolate Scones

These step-by-step photos and instructions help you visualize how to make a small batch of chocolate scones. See the recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with Silpat or parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and ground cinnamon.
cocoa powder, flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a mixing bowl.
  1. Using a pastry blender or your hands, cut the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture looks like fine crumbs.

Pro Tip: The secret to making the flakiest scones is using cold butter. Keep all of your cold ingredients in the refrigerator until you are ready to add them.

  1. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, milk, and vanilla extract. Pour into the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
pouring milk into the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl for scones.
  1. Gently fold in the chopped chocolate.

Pro Tip: As you can see from the picture, I’m using a mix of chopped chocolate and chocolate chips because I had both types of chocolate on hand. Use the type of chocolate you have.

chocolate chips added to scone batter in a mixing bowl.
  1. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface.
  2. Knead very lightly and form a circle.
  3. Cut the dough into 4 triangles and place on a baking sheet.
shaping and cutting scones on a cutting board.
  1. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  2. Remove the scones from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer them to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
Chocolate scones on a baking sheet with a bowl of melted chocolate next to the scones.
  1. When the scones have cooled, whisk together melted chocolate, powdered sugar, and brewed coffee or milk.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the tops.
A closeup of a chocolate scone covered with chocolate glaze.

Expert Tips

Scones are a key component of traditional afternoon tea and they’re lovely for breakfast, brunch, and even dessert. With these easy tips, your chocolate scones will turn out perfect every single time.

  • Be sure to use cold ingredients.The secret to flaky scones is to start with cold ingredients. Make sure your butter, eggs, and milk are all cold. Just like making pastry, the fat has to be cold. If the butter gets warm, it melts and mixes into the flour.
  • Don’t overwork the dough. Once you add in the liquid (eggs, milk, etc.) stir the dough very little to combine. Remember to handle the dough as little as possible. Over-mixing the dough will lead to scones that are rather chewy instead of light and flaky.

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Serving Suggestions

These scones are delicious by themselves, but adding a few extras can elevate your tea or coffee break to something truly special.

  • Cream: Serve with a dollop of clotted cream.
  • Berries: Fresh strawberries or raspberries complement the chocolate richness.
  • Drinks: Pair with a dark roast coffee or rich hot chocolate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I double this chocolate scones recipe?

Yes. If you’d like to make a larger batch of chocolate scones, just double the ingredient amounts.

How long do chocolate scones stay fresh?

They’re best consumed within 2 days.

Can I freeze chocolate scones?

Yes, to freeze the scones, simply bake them according to the recipe and let them cool completely. Then, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to eat the scones, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and then bake them in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes, or until they are heated through.

Do I have to add the glaze to chocolate scones?

No, but it adds an extra layer of sweetness.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder or you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

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Small Batch Chocolate Scones

5 from 12 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Cool: 5 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 scones
These chocolate scones are a chocolate lover's dream! Made with cocoa powder and filled with chunks of rich, creamy chocolate. These buttery scones are topped with a velvety smooth chocolate glaze. 

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 ½ tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter , cold and cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips , or use chopped chocolate (3 ounces). Use semi-sweet, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate

FOR THE CHOCOLATE GLAZE

  • ½ cup powdered sugar , sifted
  • 1-2 tablespoons brewed coffee , or you can use milk
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips , melted (1 ounce)

Instructions 

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Line a baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and ground cinnamon.
  • Using a pastry blender or your hands, cut the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture looks like fine crumbs.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, milk, and vanilla extract. Pour into flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Gently fold in the chopped chocolate.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead very lightly and form a circle. (Add a little more flour to the dough if the dough becomes too sticky to handle). The flour circle should measure 5-inches by 5-inches and should be 1-inch thick.
  • Cut the dough into 4 triangle wedges and place them on the small baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Let the scones cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer onto a wire rack to continue cooling.

TO PREPARE THE GLAZE

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, coffee, and melted chocolate until smooth. (Add extra powdered sugar if the glaze appears to be too thin OR add extra coffee if the glaze is too thick).
  • Spoon glaze over the cooled scones. 

Notes

Expert Tips
Scones are a key component of a traditional afternoon tea. However, scones are lovely for breakfast, brunch, and even dessert. With these easy tips your scones will turn out perfect every single time.
  • Be sure to use cold ingredients. The secret to flaky scones is to start with cold ingredients. Make sure your butter, eggs and milk are all cold. Just like making pastry, the fat has to be cold. If the butter gets warm, it melts and mixes into the flour.
  • Don’t overwork the dough. Once you add in the liquid (eggs, milk, etc.) stir the dough very little to combine. Remember to handle the dough as little as possible. Over-mixing the dough will lead to scones that are rather chewy instead of light and flaky.
  • I am often asked if skim milk or low-fat milk can be substituted for higher fat milk or cream. The short answer is yes, but the scones will be dry and hard. Keep in mind that the higher the fat content, the more tender the scones will be.

Nutrition

Serving: 1scone, Calories: 461kcal, Carbohydrates: 67g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 83mg, Sodium: 389mg, Potassium: 128mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 39g, Vitamin A: 496IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 124mg, Iron: 3mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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