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5 from 2 votes

Dark Chocolate and Orange Scones

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Author: Gaby


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 5 tablespoon unsalted butter chilled and grated
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 oranges zested
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips or chocolate flakes plus a few tablespoons reserved and melted


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar and stir to combine.
  • Using a box grater, grate the butter into the dry mixture.
  • Place the entire bowl into the freezer for a few minutes just to keep the butter cold and chill the dry ingredients.
  • After about 10 minutes, remove the bowl from the freezer and add in the heavy cream, orange zest and chocolate. Carefully stir the mixture until everything comes together.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured cutting board and knead a few times to bring everything together. Form the dough into a 1-inch thick rectangle. Cut the rectangle into squares and then each square into 2 triangles. Place the scones on a prepared baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree oven for 16-20 minutes, or until the top just barely turned golden brown.
  • Drizzle the tops with the reserved melted dark chocolate.
  • Serve immediately with butter or jam.