Double Chocolate-Cherry Scones

These are so decadent tasting, but surprisingly have very little chocolate! The bonus they cook rather quick! I use black onyx cocoa powder from the Savory Spice Shop®- it allows for a much deeper, darker, and richer chocolate taste that regular Dutch processed cocoa powder just doesn't have.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 scones

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons black onyx cocoa powder (from Savory Spice Shop®)

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup cherry pie filling

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine 1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Fold in chocolate chips.

  3. Whisk together 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Stir cream mixture into flour mixture with a spatula until there are large clumps. Mix in cherry pie filling. Press the dough gently and lightly into a ball, being careful not to overmix.

  4. Place dough onto a large cutting board and press into a disc that is approximately 1-inch thick and 10 inches in diameter. Cut into 8 wedges and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Rotate the baking sheet and bake until the scones have a crispy crust with a light, moist interior and the edges look dry, about 10 more minutes. Remove from the oven, transfer to a cooling rack, and cool for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
9g Fat
45g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 252mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 117mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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