Carrot Cake Scones Recipe

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Carrot Cake Scones Recipe

Carrot cake lovers, rejoice! These delicious and moist carrot cake scones are the perfect treat for breakfast or as a snack. Filled with the flavors of carrot cake, these scones are sure to satisfy your cravings for a sweet and spicy indulgence.

To start, gather all your ingredients. You’ll need 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup of packed brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (cold and cubed), 1 cup of grated carrots, 1/3 cup of raisins, 1/3 cup of chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup of buttermilk, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Once you have all the ingredients ready, it’s time to make the scone dough. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. Add the cold cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Next, stir in the grated carrots, raisins, and chopped walnuts. In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir until just combined.

Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and shape it into a circle about 1 inch thick. Cut the dough into 8 wedges and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the scones in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for about 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

While the scones are baking, prepare the cream cheese glaze. In a mixing bowl, beat 4 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon of milk, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.

Once the scones are done baking and have cooled slightly, drizzle the cream cheese glaze over the top of each scone. Allow the glaze to set for a few minutes before serving.

These carrot cake scones are best enjoyed when warm and served with a cup of coffee or tea. The combination of the moist scone with the sweet and tangy cream cheese glaze is simply irresistible. The grated carrots add moisture and sweetness to the scone, while the raisins and walnuts give it an extra burst of flavor and texture.

Whether you indulge in these carrot cake scones for breakfast, brunch, or as an afternoon treat, they are sure to become a favorite in your household. So go ahead, bake up a batch of these delightful scones and enjoy the wonderful flavors of carrot cake in a portable and delicious form.