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Chocolate Cherry Mocha Scones with Chocolate Glaze

Perfect scones, tender and moist, with crispy edges, chock-full of cocoa, chocolate, dried tart cherries, and infused with coffee! They are dunked in a bath of rich chocolate glaze!
Course Breakfast/bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 scones
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl

Ingredients

For scones:

  • 2 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 packet instant coffee granules
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 c. cold or frozen unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c. chopped dried tart cherries
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 c. + 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • coarse sugar for sprinkling

For glaze:

  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-2 tbsp. water

Instructions

For scones:

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, instant coffee, and salt.
  2. Grate the butter into the flour mixture using a grater, and mix until it resembles coarse crumbles.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips and cherries until evenly distributed.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and 1/2 c. cream.
  5. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour the egg mixture into the well. Mix until just combined.
  6. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead dough 6-8 times, then form it into a large ball.
  7. Place onto a greased baking sheet, and carefully flatten the ball into a large disk, about 1-inch thick.
  8. Cut into 8 wedges, and gently pull the wedges slightly apart.
  9. Brush each scone lightly with cream, and sprinkle with a pinch of sugar.
  10. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-16 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and scones appear set.
  11. While the scones are cooling, prepare the glaze.

For glaze:

  1. Combine all glaze ingredients in a medium bowl, and whisk til smooth, adding water as needed to achieve desired consistency. It shouldn't be too runny - we want it to be thick enough to stay on the scone without too much dripping off.
  2. Dunk the warm (but not hot) scones in the glaze, and allow a few minutes for the glaze to set. Enjoy!