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Orange and Dark Chocolate Scones with Orange Glaze

orange scones on a cooling rack

After eating one of these Orange and Dark Chocolate Scones with Orange Glaze, my husband said they are the best scones I’ve made so far. Now, coming from a guy who isn’t crazy about fruit in his pastries, and who detests dark chocolate…that is a huge statement as to how good they are. I’m thinking he must have surely forgotten about the Chocolate Chip Scones with Peanut Butter Glaze…now that’s HIS kind of scone!

These scones are a cinch to put together. With just a bit of orange zesting, a little chocolate chopping, and a drizzling of sweet citrus glaze, you’ve got yourself an extra special breakfast. The scones are moist yet flaky, and sweet but not overly so. The bright and juicy orange flavor provides just the perfect January pick-me-up. Give it a try. I’m confident you’ll agree (with my husband).

orange scones on a cooling rack

Orange and Dark Chocolate Scones with Orange Glaze

Yield: 8 scones
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 12 minutes
total time: 27 minutes
Orange and Dark Chocolate Scones with Orange Glaze are just the sweet treats to kick off your morning with! These homemade scones are also a great, chocolatey snack to come home to.
4.6 Stars (27 Reviews)


  • for the orange and dark chocolate scones:
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 T. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • zest from 1 large orange
  • ½ c. cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • ½ c. buttermilk do not substitute
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 2 oz. dark chocolate chopped into 1/4″ pieces (I used Lindt 70% cocoa)
  • for the orange glaze:
  • ¾ c. powdered sugar
  • 1 T. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • zest from 1 large orange


  • Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, cinnamon, and orange zest. With a rigid pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Make a well in the center, and then add buttermilk and egg. Stir just until combined (do not overmix). Gently fold in chocolate.
  • Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead 5 or 6 times. Pat into an 8” circle and cut into 8 wedges. Transfer to baking sheet. Bake until scones are golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let scones sit on baking sheet for a couple minutes before removing to a wire rack.

for the orange glaze:

  • While scones are still warm, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together all glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle the orange glaze over the scones.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature. Best eaten on the day they are baked.


From a farmgirl’s dabbles.

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1 Calories: 391kcal Carbohydrates: 58g Protein: 6g Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 9g Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 55mg Sodium: 350mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 28g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Spoonacular. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.
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41 comments on “Orange and Dark Chocolate Scones with Orange Glaze”

  1. Vicki (with an i)

    These are delicious. I will definitely be making these for my family again. I also recommend sprinkling some leftover chocolate on top if you’re kids are chocolate lovers like mine. Thank you so much Brenda!!

    1. Hi Vicki with an i! Our daughter would totally understand, everyone wants to tack on an “e” at the end of her name!! So glad you liked these scones – thanks for coming back to let me know. Will try the chocolate on top!!

  2. These are AMAZING! Followed the recipe exactly for the scones and they are just incredible. I ended up adding a tad more oj for the glaze as it was too thick with only 1 T. 
    Overall amazing recipe, thank you!!!

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  4. Not sure why I haven’t seen your blog before, but I love your style of food, I am way excited to make these, is it morning yet?

  5. Anna @ Cuparoons

    I’ve never made scones before and these sound pretty easy to make! I’ll have to give these a try! Thanks for posting:)

  6. You know what a scone freak I am. These look amazing. I am so making these for my girlfriends birthday. She loves anything orange chocolate flavored.

  7. Everyone’s scones are making me wish I had my own for coffee in the morning. Orange and chocolate are so good together. Love this combo.

  8. These sound and look absolutely amazing! What a perfect breakfast. Have always been a fan of the chocolate/orange combo :)

  9. megan @ whatmegansmaking

    I was just thinking to myself – you know what would be good? Chocolate in a scone! And here you are fulfilling my wishes :) And you added orange, even better. My husband would go crazy for these :)

  10. Wow…those sound like the perfect Jan. Pick -me -up! My family (who are scone and clotted cream lover’s…) thank you!

    mama to 8
    one homemade and 7 adopted

  11. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking

    Anything with chocolate makes me happy! I love making scones for breakfast and your look so good! I can’t wait to try them!