Chocolate Scones


Chocolate Scones


My husband was desperate for some chocolate, but we were in Covid19 lockdown, so didn’t want to go to the shops for something so frivolous. So I thought I’d bake him something chocolatey as I still had some flour. Hmm, how about some scones with chocolate?

I’ve adjusted the amount of cocoa upwards by 10g compared to the first time I made them as husband likes really dark plain chocolate and he wanted them stronger. If you don’t want them as strong, use 10g less

How much baking powder do I add to plain flour to make self raising?

I tried this experiment with chocolate scones during the Covid19 lockdown and couldn’t find flour in the shops, all I had left was plain flour.

How much baking powder to add to plain flour should have been an easy question. But it turns out to be a harder question to answer than I thought it would be. It all seems to be a matter of opinion!

Delia says 1 tsp to each 110g plain flour. Nigella says to add 2 tsp per 150g flour. A generic Google answer is to add 1tsp per 200g. I used 2 tsps baking powder to 240g flour and it seemed to work alright, so that’s what I’ve used in the recipe for these chocolate scones

I used some yogurt for a bit more lift and tenderness of the finished scone. There is no egg or butter in this chocolate scone recipe, so if you would like it to be vegan, use a plant milk instead of the yogurt

What are chocolate scones like?

Well husband ate them within 2 days, so he definitely liked them! I had one, he had the rest.

Chocolate scones are a bit different and very delicious. We had one with thick cream and bottled dark cherries. Rock on Black Forest revival! Husband just eats them like cake, on their own

You can make these chocolate chip scones if you like, or drizzle with a bit of Nutella or something. I like them with soft cheese, or butter and cherry jam


Faggots & Gravy
chocolate scones

Chocolate Scones

classic recipe with a twist
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
budget meals
cheap family recipes
No Nuts by Llisole from the Noun Project
Nut Free
Vegetarian by Philipp Petzka from the Noun Project
freeze by Hare Krishna from the Noun Project
Freezes Well
Servings: 8 scones
Cost per portion 7p per scone
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
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  • 230 g plain flour
  • 40 g cocoa
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 200 g plain yogurt
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 50 g sugar
  • pinch salt


  • Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder
  • Add everything else
  • Knead very lightly until it comes together as a dough
  • Pat out to 2cm thickness
  • Cut into scones. I used a ?cm cutter. Use the plain edge rather than the fluted, and don't twist the cutter around. Twisting will stop the scone rising as well
  • Bake at 200°c Fan for 15 minutes
  • Click here to start a 15 minute timer


Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 229mg7%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Thrifty Lesley

    Hope you like them! Let us know how you get on

  2. Alex

    Looks so yummy
    I love chocolate and I’m going to make chocolate scones
    Thanks for recipe

    Alex from

  3. Thrifty Lesley

    They worked really well, very pleased with them 🙂

  4. New England Flybaby

    Ooh, the Black Forest scones sound yummy and a bit decadent!! Great idea.

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