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Filled with sweet spring carrots, warming spices, and drizzled with a bright lemon butter glaze, these carrot cake scones are an irresistible taste of spring. Soft and tender, the cream scones bake up plush and golden, ready to be devoured warm from the oven. Recipe makes 14 scones.

Carrot Cake Scones
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This is one of my favorite homemade scone recipes, and is easy to assemble ahead of time and freeze until I’m ready to bake.

Whenever a craving strikes, simply brush the scones with cream, sprinkle with sugar, and bake directly from the freezer, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time. Whisk up the lemon glaze, drizzle away, and breakfast bliss is before you.

Carrot Cake Scones

Make Ahead Scones

Cut each circle of dough into wedges on baking sheet; cover and freeze overnight. Brush with cream, sprinkle with sugar, and bake directly from the freezer, adding 1-2 minutes to baking time. For longer storage, transfer frozen scones to a freezer bag for up to 2 months.

Carrot Cake Scones

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Carrot Cake Scones

Carrot Cake Scones

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  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 47 minutes
  • Yield: 14 scones
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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Description

Carrot cake scones drizzled with lemon butter glaze are the perfect way to welcome spring. You’ll love these soft and tender scones for breakfast! Recipe makes 14 scones.


Ingredients

Scones

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cups grated carrots

Topping

  • 1 Tbsp cold heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp sugar

Glaze

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Meyer lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp Meyer lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar, sifted

Instructions

  1. For the scones, line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, spices, and sugar in a medium bowl. Combine vanilla extract with 1 1/3 cups heavy cream; drizzle cream over flour mixture and fold in just until flour is incorporated. Add carrots and gently fold in just until a shaggy dough forms – if needed, add 2 more tablespoons cream.
  2. Divide dough in half and turn out on a lightly floured board. Use lightly floured hands to pat each half into a 6-inch circle. Place the two circles of dough on prepared baking sheets and cut each circle into 7 wedges. Chill baking sheets in the freezer for 20 minutes while preheating oven to 425°F.
  3. Pull the wedges slightly apart, leaving an inch between them, and brush lightly with heavy cream and sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, rotating baking sheets halfway through, until tops are set, edges are beginning to turn golden, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool scones for 5 minutes on baking sheets before removing to a wire rack to cool.
  5. For the glaze, whisk together melted butter, salt, Meyer lemon zest and juice, and powdered sugar in a small bowl. Drizzle glaze over scones and let set before serving.

Notes

Make ahead: Cut each circle of dough into wedges on baking sheet; cover and freeze overnight. Brush with cream, sprinkle with sugar, and bake directly from the freezer, adding 1-2 minutes to baking time. For longer storage, transfer frozen scones to a freezer bag until ready to use.

Meet Laura

Hi, I'm Laura and I'm so happy you're here! Welcome to Tutti Dolci Baking Recipes, a baking blog celebrating all things sweet! I share approachable baking recipes and elevated classic desserts for every home baker. My goal is to inspire you to bake from scratch with kitchen-tested recipes you can count on.

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6 Comments

  1. I can’t imagine a scone I wish was in front of me right now more than this one 🙂 Perfect!

  2. A perfect treat for Easter brunch. These scones are a fabulous gateway to spring recipe!