Carrot Cake Scones

I just LOVE carrot cake and if you do too, just wait until you try these!

carrot cake scones from @createdbydiane

These are a MUST MAKE!

These will be perfect for Easter,

and for snacking any time of year.

You can ice them to look like carrots like I did with orange and green colored icing which I  think is just too cute!

I have been planning on making carrot cake scones for some time now. Since Easter is next week,I figured no time like now to give them a try.

I ‘d love if the Easter Bunny delivered these in my Easter basket every year.

I’ve mentioned it before, but I will mention it again. The key to scones is ICE COLD BUTTER

4.8 from 4 reviews
Carrot Cake Scones
Recipe type: scone
Carrot Cake Scones
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½cup (cold) butter
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup grated carrots (3 medium carrots)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  1. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, extract, cinnamon along with eggs, mix until blended, then stir in carrots and nuts. Knead on a floured surface, cut with cookie cutter to desired shape.
  2. Bake at 450 for 8-10 minutes.

I’ve loved carrot cake for as long as I can remember and you do know how much I love scones, right?

I have a whole category of them on my recipe index.

It was really only a matter if time for me to combine the love!


2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon corn syrup

3 tablespoons water

gel food coloring (orange, green) Americolor

Mix all ingredients until smooth and pipe or drizzle on cooled scones

I made plenty, maybe I will leave one out for the Easter Bunny.

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  1. 1

    These are very cute! But the recipe for the icing is showing in numbered steps without the actual measurements…
    Looking forward to making these :)

  2. 3

    Thanks for Sharing! I’ll be making these for Easter Brunch! Love the icing:)

  3. 4
    Santresa says:

    Great idea for the flavor of the scones. And the icing is the perfect finish. My mom would love these. Carrot Cake is her favorite!

  4. 5

    Such a yummy scones


  5. 6

    Yep, you’re still the reigning scone QUEEN! They look so cute!

  6. 7

    Love these flavors for scones. And you outdid yourself on the decorations. Love it!

  7. 8
    Georgia says:

    Your web design has changed in the last day or so. I really like it. Carrot cake scones – perfect!!

  8. 9

    so cute! I love scones and anything with carrot cake!

  9. 10

    Delicious! From all the scones you have shared with us I would have thought that you had a separate recipe box just for them :)

  10. 11

    You hooked me with the title and then I saw these adorable scones and I squealed with joy!

  11. 12

    I want some in my Easter basket! These are so cool, and I don’t think I have ever seen carrot cake scones, but I love the sound of them :)

  12. 13

    Hello Victoria, that lovely Site!
    I loved your recipes and how put each of them, congratulations!
    Kisses. (Brazil)

  13. 14

    these are seriously adorable! and so perfect for Easter! love it!

  14. 15
    Ana Paula Branco says:

    , amei seu blog! E mto mais eu Layot! E eu queria saber se vc poderia fazer o meu! Rola? Se sim me responde pelo meu blog =D

  15. 16

    Awesome work! you always amaze me with your work.
    Great job carots aha!

  16. 17

    OMG- these are so cute and perfect for Easter brunch, Diane!

  17. 18

    What a fun recipe!!

  18. 19

    So fun!

  19. 20

    These are adorable!

  20. 21

    love how you glazed them as carrots, so creative!

  21. 22
    Sherlene says:

    These look wonderful! I want to try them with sour cream icing. Do you have a good recipe for some?

    • 23

      I don’t but as I was icing them, I thought about how good cream cheese frosting would be on them too.

  22. 24
    Sherlene says:

    Oops! That is what I meant to say, “cream” cheese!

    I love a slice of fresh warm pumpkin bread with a slice of plain cream cheese on it.

  23. 27

    You are so creative. I am sure I could bake them even once Easter is over, right? I would call them Spring scones hehe.

  24. 29

    Made these for Easter yesterday and used a cream cheese icing to drizzle over top…..DELICIOUS!!! However, I have 2 issues with the recipe: the directions say “extracts” but only vanilla is listed in the ingredients, is there one missing or just an added “s”? It also doesn’t say when to add the carrots! I put them in last and they seemed fine, but just wondered if there was a better time because it made my dough turn to batter when I did. Thanks!

    • 30

      sorry about that, the “s” was a mistake and yes I added the carrots at the end. I just adjusted the recipe to reflect it. I was typing the recipe on my ipad while out of town and the layout on it isn’t the same as my computer, so I do find I make more mistakes. Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

  25. 31
    Russell at Chasing Delicious says:

    These scones are so cute. The recipe looks scrumptious too!

  26. 32

    I’m a bit late, but I gotta say, wow!!!

  27. 33

    One question if anybody can help me……unfortunately my oven is out, and I only have a convection oven to use at the moment. Will they cook faster in the convection oven…should I reduce the temp? My mother’s birthday is coming up the big 6-0 and I’d love to make these for her.

    • 34

      although I don’t have a convection oven, I do know it cooks faster. I would place 1 scone on a tray and test the time so you don’t dry out the whole batch :)

  28. 35

    Just made these and theyre yummy. Thanks :)

  29. 36
    elizabeth says:

    Just found this recipe and tried it. I followed the instructions to the letter, but the mixture came out like a cake mix. There was No Way I could “knead on a floured surface and cut it with a cookie cutter”.

    Are the amounts of flour to wet ingredients accurate? It seemed like it needed much more flour. I’m sure I didn’t do anything wrong.

    I cooked the mix anyway, as a cake not as scones. But I really wanted carrot scones!

    • 37

      I’m sorry you had trouble with these, the dough is sticky. I lightly flour my hands before kneading them and yes it’s messy, but I was able to cut them with not a lot of trouble. This batter is a little more moist than other scones recipes I make, if you carrots are extra wet, you can drain them by wrapping them in cheese cloth and squeezing out the extra moisture. You could reduce the milk measurement by 1/4 cup if you still have trouble or add to it 1/4 cup flour, until you find a workable dough. Be sure the butter is ice cold, the most trouble people have with scones has to do with the butter melting before the scones are cut, as they have handled the dough too much and the warmth of their hands softened the butter too much. I hope those tips help.


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