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Breakfast Treat: Birthday Cake Scones

Breakfast Treat: Birthday Cake Scones

Sprinkle-Loaded Birthday Cake Scones

These fun looking birthday cake scones are loaded with sprinkles and are as whimsical as they are delicious.

Birthday cake scones complete with glaze and sprinkles a’plenty for days when cake for breakfast seems the only thing to make sense.

When all else fails, have a breakfast of birthday cake scones with glaze and sprinkles. It’s impossible to be grumpy when waking up to sprinkles.

For both the birthday cake bread and birthday cake scones i used a combination of rainbow nonpareils and rainbow jimmies both from wilton. They don’t bleed into the dough, and i love the mix of colors.

If you find these birthday cake scones too sweet for your morning coffee, you could skip the glaze and second dose of sprinkles. but why would you want to do that?


Step by Step Guide to Making Sprinkled Birthday Cake Scones


For the Scones:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Using a pastry blender or two forks, cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Create a well in the center. Pour in milk, vanilla, and almond extracts. Stir just until the dough comes together. Gently fold in 1/2 cup sprinkles.
  5. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Knead lightly, then form into a 1-inch thick disc.
  6. Cut the disc into 8 wedges and place them on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each.
  7. Brush the tops with a little milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack before glazing.

For the Glaze:

  1. In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over cooled scones. Immediately top with additional sprinkles.
  3. Allow the glaze to set before serving.

Recipe Notes:

  • Keep butter cold for flakier scones.
  • Do not overwork the dough to keep scones tender.
  • Customize the glaze by adjusting milk to achieve desired consistency.
  • Experiment with different sprinkle colors for various occasions.

See Also
Vanilla Chai Bundt Cake

 

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Sprinkle-Loaded Birthday Cake Scones

Sprinkled Birthday Cake Scones


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  • Author: Heather Kinnaird
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 scones 1x

Description

These fun looking birthday cake scones are loaded with sprinkles and are as whimsical as they are delicious.


Ingredients

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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling on the tops
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 cup whole milk, plus extra for brushing the tops
  • 2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavor (optional, but enhances the birthday cake flavor)
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles, plus more for topping

Ingredients for Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional sprinkles for decoration

Instructions

For the Scones:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Using a pastry blender or two forks, cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Create a well in the center. Pour in milk, vanilla, and almond extracts. Stir just until the dough comes together. Gently fold in 1/2 cup sprinkles.
  5. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Knead lightly, then form into a 1-inch thick disc.
  6. Cut the disc into 8 wedges and place them on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each.
  7. Brush the tops with a little milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack before glazing.

For the Glaze:

  1. In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over cooled scones. Immediately top with additional sprinkles.
  3. Allow the glaze to set before serving.

Notes

  • Keep butter cold for flakier scones.
  • Do not overwork the dough to keep scones tender.
  • Customize the glaze by adjusting milk to achieve desired consistency.
  • Experiment with different sprinkle colors for various occasions.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

 

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