Orange Cream Scones

Orange Cream Scones: These tender cream scones are packed with orange flavor and topped with a sweet orange glaze! 

Orange Cream Scones | A Latte Food Orange Cream Scones | A Latte Food My obsession with all things orange (have you seen these and these? They’re wonderful and a great product of my obsession) is out of control.

When I played AYSO soccer, it was a given that half-time snacks included orange slices. After a particularly brutal first half (I got body checked once when I was 10–never underestimate the competitive nature of adolescent girls playing the beautiful game), sweet oranges and cold water were a welcomed thing of glory.

Did you also know that when you play soccer for your high school team that oranges are not included in the half-time deal? What’s with that? Don’t get me wrong, I love the game for the sport, and I loved playing it, but, oranges were (and are) always a nice incentive.

This is probably why I am not a professional soccer player and instead have a food blog where I can proclaim my love for anything and everything orange.

Orange Cream Scones | A Latte Food Orange Cream Scones | A Latte Food On a completely unrelated note, do you remember when Yahoo was a big deal and “Yahoo-ing” was a known thing?

Well, do you Yum? If you know what I’m talking about, I’m virtually high-fiving you! If you don’t I’ll explain and then we can all virtually high five!

Yummly is a social media food site where you can save all of your favorite recipes in one place, as well as view a bunch of new ones on the Yummly home page.

Guys, it’s great! And you can use the handy-dandy Yum button at the top of the page to get your Yum on, starting with these orange cream scones. What a perfect first recipe for y’all 🙂

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Yields 8 Scones

Orange Cream Scones

20 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest (about the zest of 1 large orange)
  • 1/2 cup cubed butter, cold
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Glaze
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1-1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest (optional--it makes the glaze extra orange-flavored!)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray with cooking oil).
  2. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and orange zest. Cut in cold butter with a pastry cutter and mix the dough until the butter is about the size of peas and the dough resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, egg, sour cream, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Mix with dry ingredients, and stir until just combined.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and pat into a 1" thick circle. Cut into 8 triangles.
  5. Brush the tops of each scone with a little bit of heavy cream, and bake for 15-16 minutes, or until scones are golden brown.
  6. While the scones are cooling, mix together melted butter, powdered sugar (starting with 1 cup), vanilla extract, orange juice, and orange zest. If the glaze seems too thin, add in the last 1/2 cup of powdered sugar.
  7. Pour the glaze over the scones and enjoy!


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Orange Cream Scones | A Latte Food

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  1. Katalina @ Peas and Peonies says:

    I got a scone baking dish from World’s Market last month and still have to put it to use. You seem to be the scone expert 🙂 I am in awe at how beautiful these turned out and they are so white, light and all that orange cream makes them so attractive!

  2. Micheala says:

    I just made these tonight! They turned out perfect!!! They are light and fluffy and all things good. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Lisa N. says:

    Oh My Goodness!!! I made these tonight and they are amazing, thank you so much! I used lemon juice because I didn’t have oranges and they came out great and I must say they are also so beautiful! Scones have been a favorite of mine for years and I love finding a new recipe, this ones going to the top! (:

  4. Ana says:

    Hello Michelle! Here in Brazil we don’t have sourcream, what could I use as a substitute? Greek yogurt? Can’t wait to try this recipe out!! Thanks!

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