Chocolate Orange Ricotta Scones

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These scones filled with fresh orange flavor and chunks of dark chocolate are extra soft and fluffy and make a perfect treat for breakfast or dessert.

Chocolate Orange Ricotta Scones |

When was the last time you had a scone? I’m willing to bet that whenever it was, it was at a coffee shop or bakery. While I admit I have enjoyed many scones on the go, the ones I’ve baked at home are always sooooo much better.

Homemade scones are quick and easy to make, plus extremely adaptable. You can fill them up with whatever you like really, though this particular chocolate + orange combo is my current fave.


Chocolate Orange Ricotta Scones |

Chocolate Orange Ricotta Scones |

These scones are made with ricotta cheese so they’re extra fluffy and tender. And they’re filled with fresh orange zest and plenty of chopped dark chocolate so the flavor is fantastic. You can get away with having them for breakfast, though truth be told these scones are more like dessert.

But hey, who doesn’t love dessert for breakfast?

Chocolate Orange Ricotta Scones |

Chocolate Orange Ricotta Scones

Light and tender scones flavored with fresh oranges and dark chocolate. A winning treat for breakfast or dessert!


  • 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup (85 grams) chopped dark or bittersweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup (170 grams) whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 2/3 cup (165 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (227 grams) powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh orange juice


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and orange zest. Add the cold butter and cut into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender until roughly the size of peas. Mix in the chocolate chunks.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the ricotta cheese, cream and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture and use a spoon or spatula to gently fold the mixture together until it comes together into a ball. It's okay if some dry bits remain.
  • Dump out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a large disk about 2 inches high. Cut disk into 8 wedges and place on prepared sheet pan. Bake until the bottoms are golden, about 15 minutes. Let cool.
  • Whisk together the powdered sugar and enough orange juice to make a thick but pourable glaze. Drizzle over scones and let set for 15 minutes before serving. Scones are best the day they are made but will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days.

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It’s a Baby Shower!

I first met Sarah of the blog Snixy Kitchen on a press trip in California a few years back and we’ve been blogging buds ever since. When I heard some food bloggers were getting together to throw her a virtual baby shower celebrating the upcoming arrival of her little girl, I enthusiastically joined in.

We’ve banded together to share cheesy and/or sweet recipes— Sarah’s favorite! Visit the links below (wow, what a list!) and follow along on twitter and instagram with the hashtag #cheesebabyshower to join in the fun!

Cheesy Things

The briny – Smoky Beans n’ Greens Enchiladas with Roasted Sweet Potato and Sunflower Seed Cheese

Half Baked Harvest – Greek Falafel Melts

Healthy Nibbles & Bits – Japanese-Spiced Goat Cheese Ball with Pistachios

Just Putzing Around the Kitchen – Cheesy Fried Spinach & Artichoke Bites

My Natural Kitchen – Brazilian Cheesy Thyme Popovers

Vanilla And Bean – Almond-Sage Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Gruyere

Fix Feast Flair – Mixed Greens Salad with Lilikoi Vinaigrette, Honey Macadamia Nuts, and Goat Cheese

FoodieCrush – Cheesy Sausage Pizza Bread

Foodness Gracious – Avocado Feta Bowl with Couscous Grilled Chicken and Charred Corn

Will Frolic for Food – Vegan Walnut Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

Vegetarian ‘Ventures – Pimento Mac & Cheese Bites

MJ and Hungryman – Cheese Stuffed Kimchi Pancakes

Savory Simple – Cheddar Chive Crackers

Sweet Things

The pig + quill – Mini Vegan PB+J Cheesecakes

The Kitchen McCabe – Meyer Lemon Pudding Cakes + Honeyed Chevre Whipped Cream

The Little Epicurean – Matcha Mochi Waffles Sundae

Shared Appetite – Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

The Pancake Princess – Vegan Aquafaba Lemon Meringue Pie

The Food Charlatan – Lemon Bars {gluten-free}

Kale & Caramel – Spiced Caramel Chocolate Nut Clusters

Cheesy & Sweet Things

The Bojon Gourmet – Blood Orange & Corn Flour Ricotta Cake with Whipped Mascarpone {gluten-free}

HonestlyYUM – Sweet Cheese Puffs (for a Sweet Cheese Baby)

Fit for the soul – Queso Mais Ice cream {No-Churn}

Good on Paper Design – Citrus Ricotta Mini Cakes {gluten-free}

Floating Kitchen – No-Bake Meyer Lemon Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache Layer {gluten-free}

Hungry Girl por Vida – Gluten-Free Pretzel Goat Cheesecake Bites

Heartbeet Kitchen – Roasted Citrus Bowls with Honey Mascarpone

Salted Plains – Pavlova with Mascarpone Coconut Cream and Candied Citrus

The Kitchen Paper – Candied Citrus Ricotta Cake

Le jus d’orange – White Cheddar and Apple Mini Pies with Cinnamon-Infused Honey