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Carrot Cake Scones

Baking up a batch of scrumptious carrot cake scones is the perfect way to welcome spring! Warmer weather and sunshine lift the spirits and bring forth the excitement of a fresh new season. Biting into one of these fabulous scones with yummy cream cheese icing will make you smile and bring the sunshine indoors. If you love carrot cake, you’re going to absolutely love this carrot cake scone recipe. It’ll easily become one of your favorite springtime treats. These scones are easy to make, and are perfect for breakfast, brunch, tea time, and dessert.

Carrot Cake Scones with yummy cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients for Carrot Cake Scones Recipe

These are the ingredients for this scrumptious carrot cake scones recipe: all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, salt, butter, carrots, sweetened shredded coconut, chopped walnuts, heavy cream (same as heavy whipping cream), pure vanilla extract, and large eggs.

Cream cheese icing for carrot cake scones.

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Frosting

These are the simple ingredients you’ll need to make a delicious cream cheese frosting from scratch: cream cheese, salted butter (at room temperature), pure vanilla extract, and powdered sugar (confectioners sugar).

Carrot cake scones on a baking tray.

Easy Scone Recipe

In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Use a whisk to combine these ingredients. Add in the grated butter. With clean hands, toss to coat. Add in the grated carrot, shredded coconut, and walnuts. Stir to incorporate. Add in one egg, vanilla extract and the heavy cream. Stir and fold the dough until it’s just moistened. Turn the dough onto a heavily floured surface. With well-floured hands, knead the dough for one minute (about 8-10 times). Pat down the dough and shape it into an 8-inch circle.

How to Make Scones

Simple Scone Recipe

With a bench scraper or a sharp knife, cut the dough into 8 equal-sized wedges. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Place the scones on the baking tray, 1-1/2 inches apart. In a small bowl, whisk together one large egg and one tablespoon of heavy cream. Brush egg wash on the tops and sides of each scone. Bake the carrot cake scones for 12-15 minutes in a 425 degree oven until they’re golden brown.

Carrot Cake Scones with cream cheese icing and chopped walnuts.

How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting

In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip together the cream cheese and softened butter. Add in the vanilla and powdered sugar. Starting on a low setting and gradually increasing the speed, whip your cream cheese frosting until it’s beautifully smooth. You can use a teaspoon to drizzle frosting onto the scones, or transfer the icing to a zip-top bag and snip off one corner. Squeeze the zip-top bag to pipe icing onto your scones in a creative way!

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How to Make the Perfect Scones > Helpful Tips

Scone Recipe Tip #1 – Cold Butter

When making scones, it’s very important to use cold butter! As you prepare your scone recipe, your butter will naturally start to soften. To combat this ahead of time and make sure your butter stays cold throughout recipe preparation, stick the butter into the freezer for 15-20 minutes before you need it.

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Scone Recipe Tip #2 – Grate the Butter

To make it easier to incorporate butter into the flour mixture for your scone recipe, pull out your cheese grater and grate the butter. I use this helpful tip for many of my other recipes too!

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Scone Recipe Tip #3 – Don’t Overwork the Dough

When kneading the dough for your carrot cake scones, only do so for about one short minute! Overworking the dough at any point will create a dense chewy scone rather than one that’s beautifully light and flaky.

Scone Recipe Tip #4 – Refrigerate the Dough

A combination of cold dough and high baking temperatures will result in gorgeous flaky scones. Stick your baking tray of scones into the refrigerator just briefly (about 5 or 10 minutes) before placing them into the oven.

Carrot Cake Scones on a copper cooling rack.

Scone Recipe Tip #5 – High Oven Temperatures

The baking powder in your carrot cake scones can provide a powerful lift during the first few minutes of baking! The secret is using the right temperature to maximize lift. Here’s how to do it: Set your oven to 500 degrees. Once you stick the scones into the oven, immediately lower the heat to 425. The initial higher heat will compensate for heat lost when opening the oven. Your scones will bake at the perfect temperature!

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Carrot Cake Scones


Description

Baking up a batch of scrumptious carrot cake scones is the perfect way to welcome spring! If you love carrot cake, you’re going to absolutely love this carrot cake scone recipe. These delightful scones are frosted with a super yummy cream cheese frosting. These scones are simple and easy to make! They’re perfect for breakfast, brunch, tea time, and dessert.


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Ingredients

INGREDIENTS FOR CARROT CAKE SCONES

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, grated
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg (plus a second egg for brushing)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream (plus 1 more tablespoon of cream for brushing)

INGREDIENTS FOR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 + 1/4 cup powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)

Instructions

DIRECTIONS FOR CARROT CAKE SCONES

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Use a whisk to combine these ingredients. Add in the grated butter. With clean hands, toss to coat. Add in the grated carrot, shredded coconut, and walnuts. Stir to incorporate.
  2. Add in one egg, vanilla extract and the heavy cream. Stir and fold the dough until it’s just moistened. Turn the dough onto a heavily floured surface. With well-floured hands, knead the dough for one minute (about 8-10 times). Pat down the dough and shape it into an 8-inch circle.
  3. With a bench scraper or a sharp knife, cut the dough into 8 equal-sized wedges. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Place the scones on the baking tray, 1-1/2 inches apart.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together one large egg and one tablespoon of heavy cream. Brush egg wash on the tops and sides of each scone.
  5. Bake the carrot cake scones for 12-15 minutes in a 425 degree oven until they’re golden brown.
  6. Transfer the scones to a cooling rack. Drizzle the scones with yummy cream cheese frosting. Generously sprinkle some chopped walnuts on top! Mmm…

DIRECTIONS FOR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip together the cream cheese and softened butter. Add in the vanilla and powdered sugar. Starting on a low setting and gradually increasing the speed, whip your cream cheese frosting until it’s beautifully smooth.
  2. Use a teaspoon to drizzle frosting onto the scones, or transfer the icing to a zip-top bag and snip off one corner. Squeeze the zip-top bag to pipe icing onto your scones in a creative way!
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack, Tea Time, Dessert
  • Method: OVen
  • Cuisine: American

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37 thoughts on “Carrot Cake Scones”

  1. LOVE this, and love the idea of grating the butter. I always cut it into cubes, which makes it really difficult to work with – but grating it is geeenius. I’ve never had scones before. I wonder if I could tweak these a bit to make them gluten-free..

  2. I love scones and this variation was fantastic. It was much lighter than a carrot cake but still delicious. The glaze – I think my eldest licked it off the top he loved it so much.

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