Dark chocolate raspberry scones, doesn’t that just make your mouth water? I predict that this scone recipe is going to quickly become your favorite! There is something about the rich dark chocolate that plays perfectly off the sweet/tart of a raspberry that just makes it the perfect combination for scones.
It feels wrong to talk about a delicious scone recipe without talking about my favorite Netflix show The Great British Bake Off!
Have you seen this? The show challenges 12 – 13 of the best amateur bakers to do a series of themed bakes each week…the worst of the bunch is sent packing at the end of each show. This happens until only the 3 best bakers remain for the final showdown.
My daughter and I love this show, not only for the baking but the wonderful British terms and accents. You can read more about my love of all things British in one of my earliest posts to the blog: My TV Jumped the Pond for Tea and Biscuits!
What is a scone?
Scones are traditionally considered a British baked good. They are very similar to the US biscuit with a few distinct differences. Scones, for one, have eggs in them, biscuits to not. Scones can come in both sweet and savory varieties with different additives like berries, chocolates or meats and vegetables.
Are scones hard to make?
Well I don’t think they are hard but they do take some work, as any homemade baking does. I don’t knead my biscuits but you’ll need to do a bit of kneading for the scone recipe to come out right.
But air on the side of caution because too much kneading will make for a tough finished scone. I’ll say I think the dark chocolate raspberry scone recipe is pretty easy to make.
What are scones commonly made from?
Most scone recipes are made from a wheat flour, a leavening agent like baking powder and eggs. There are variations with the dairy components and of course the fillings (though some are plain).
What is the correct shape for a scone?
The traditional shape for a scone is triangular but I have seen them shaped circular, more like a biscuit. For a traditional scone, this can be accomplished in a few different ways. I think my recipe offers the easiest scone recipe shaping! But if you have tips on shaping scones, feel free to leave that in the comments.
How to Serve Scones
Traditionally scones are served with clotted cream and jam. They would often be eaten at afternoon tea but you can eat them for breakfast, brunch, with coffee or even as a dessert!
Printable recipe with pictures below.
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Scone Recipe
Equipment for Dark Chocolate Raspberry Scone Recipe
- Preheat oven to 425
Ingredients for Dark Chocolate Raspberry Scone Recipe
- 4 Cups flour
- 1/3 Cup white sugar
- 2 Tablespoons baking powder
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 1 Stick (1/2 cup) butter
- 1 1/2 Cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 Dark chocolate bar, chopped
- 1 Cup fresh or frozen raspberries
Directions for Dark Chocolate Raspberry Scone Recipe
- Combine dry ingredients in medium bowl. Cut in butter until chunks are pea sized.
- In a separate bowl combine sour cream or yogurt, egg, lemon juice and vanilla.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients. Gently knead in dark chocolate and raspberries.
- Do not over knead or scones will be tough.
- Divide dough in two. On greased cookie sheet or cast iron pan, pat into two circles about eight inches in diameter.
- Use knife to cut into eight equal pieces.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Bottom of scones should be golden brown.
- Serve with traditional clotted cream or whipped cream and jam.
- Makes 16 scones.
You can certainly play with the ingredients a bit. If you prefer milk chocolate, you can replace the dark chocolate easily. Not a fan of raspberries? Try blueberry scones or even chopped strawberries. Want a tarter version? How about some dried cranberries?
Once you have the basic recipe down you really can play with the flavors!
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Scones
- 4 cup Flour
- 1/3 cup White Sugar
- 2 Tbl Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 Stick Butter
- 1.5 cup Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tbl Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Bar Dark Chocolate Chopped
- 1 cup Raspberries Fresh or Frozen
Combine dry ingredients in medium bowl.
Cut in butter until chunks are pea sized.
In a separate bowl combine sour cream or yogurt, egg, lemon juice and vanilla.
Combine wet and dry ingredients. Gently knead in dark chocolate and raspberries.Do not over knead or scones will be tough.
Divide dough in two. On greased cookie sheet or cast iron pan, pat into two circles about eight inches in diameter.
Use knife to cut into eight equal pieces.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Bottom of scones should be golden brown.
Serve with traditional clotted cream or whipped cream and jam.
If you’ve never made a delicious scone before I hope this dark chocolate raspberry scone recipe gives you the confidence to try it. Scones are great for breakfast, brunch or a traditional British tea time (but I prefer coffee)!
I promise, once you try a scone recipe you’ll be making them regularly.