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

    Gina says

    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. 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!

  3. 8

    Georgia says

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

  4. 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 :)

  5. 22

    Sherlene says

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

    • 23

      Diane says

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 29

    Lisa says

    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

      Diane says

      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!

  9. 33

    Mirra says

    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

      Diane says

      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 :)

  10. 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

      Diane says

      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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