Funfetti Chocolate Chip Scones

Funfetti Cake Mix
for breakfast! These soft and sweet scones are made from cake mix, chocolate, and sprinkles to get your morning started off right.


Can you believe I’ve never made a scone before? Oh, sure, I’ve eaten lots and lots of them. But I’ve always been afraid to make them from scratch. Probably because, in my scone-eating travels, I’ve come across many a dry scone. Ones that crumble like sawdust in your mouth; ones that no amount of coffee will fix.

These Funfetti Chocolate Chip Scones? Are not those.

These? These scones are perfect.


I have my friend Ashton to thank for these scones. A few weeks ago she posted Red Velvet Scones, using a red velvet cake mix. When I was trying to think of something new to make for Valentine’s Day breakfast, I went to Pinterest and these scones jumped out at me.

Obviously, I couldn’t do red velvet. She already did that. So, my mind goes where it always does when I think of cake mix: to funfetti.

Funfietti cake is my absolute favorite. I mean, really, it’s just a yellow cake. But it has sprinkles inside, making it infinitely more fun and exciting than just a plain old yellow mix.

I think that adding a cake mix to a scone recipe is just absolutely genius. I don’t know about you, but I have the hardest time finding a yellow cake recipe that isn’t dry. I had the same fear when I started thinking about scones. But something about cake mix in anything, like cookies or scones, automatically makes them soft and wonderful. There’s a reason why Pillsbury and Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines are huge companies: they found a magical solution. So why fix it if it ain’t broken?

I mean, really. Look at the innards of the scone in that photo. They scream soft, dense, and delicious! And, because of the extra flour you add in the recipe, these aren’t too sweet. I like my scones sweet, but not overly so. If I wanted cake in the morning, I’d eat cake. These are the perfect mix of sweet and not-so-sweet.

I added chocolate chips for good measure. Because really. If I can have a valid reason to eat chocolate for breakfast, I’m going to.

Because I made these for Valentine’s Day, I shaped them into a heart. But you can make just a regular round of dough instead.


I just think a heart is more fun, any time of year. Kind of like sprinkles! :)

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Scones

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Scones

Recipe adapted from Something Swanky.


  • 1 1/4 cups Funfetti Cake Mix
  • 1 1/4 cups flour (plus more for dusting)
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) cold butter, diced
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles (I used jimmies)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper. Do not grease.
  2. Stir cake mix and flour in a large bowl. Add cold butter (be sure to dice it into small chunks first) to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter to work the butter into the flour mixture, until it is crumbly.
  3. Create a well in the center of the mixture and pour the milk in the center. Stir gently, keeping the dough in the center of the bowl, until the milk is incorporated. Stir only until the mixture comes together (there will be small chunks of butter still, and that’s okay). Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Sprinkle a small bit of flour over the dough and flour your hands. Turn the dough out onto the prepared cookie sheet. Gently press the dough to flatten into a circle that is an 8 inch diameter. I made mine into a heart, so you can really make whatever shape you want.
  5. Use a greased knife to cut into wedges. Top with sprinkles and gently press them to make them stick.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


You can use Yellow Cake Mix instead of Funfetti, if you prefer. Just add about 2-3 tablespoons of sprinkles into the batter with the chocolate chips.

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  1. These are so stinkin cute! I love SCONES! My family is from England and the staples in my house are scones and shortbread. My mom always joked we would one day open 31 flavors of scones :) Never had a funfetti or cake mix one so I will definitely have to give these a try to share with my mom!
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  2. Gah! These look great! I love making scones… which reminds me I should make some on my day off tomorrow! btw… these look like a perfect birthday treat!
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  3. These look amazing! And how fun would they be for a birthday breakfast? Thanks for another great recipe!!

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  4. Funfetti Scones make any morning brighter. Also the ease of making them with cake mix is brilliant.
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  5. Wow! Who knew you could make scones out of cake mix! What can cake mix NO do?! :) And I can’t stand dry scones!
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  6. These look like fun! I don’t think you can ever go wrong with Funfetti cake mix :)
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  7. This is SUCH a good idea. Cake mix makes everything better. (Do you really eat this kind of stuff for breakfast?? :)
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  8. I am super picky about my scones…which is why I started making my own too! Dry scones that crumble are the worst!!! Yours looks so soft and delicious. Love that cake mix can be used for breakfast items…and of course I heart all the sprinkles in these!!!
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  9. beautiful scones! so colorful and happy with that funfetti :-)
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  10. I’m so obsessed with sprinkles… I love it when I find a new funfetti recipe! Plus, something about starting off with cake mix makes the thought of trying to make scones for the first time a little less intimidating. :)
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  11. Your scones look so perfect and moist! I love all the sprinkles and chocolate chips. So pretty!
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  12. How fun that you worked funfetti into scones. I always think of them as so prim and proper…but now they’ve Funfetti’ed! love it :)
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  13. I love soft moist scones! Which is why I prefer to make my own. Never thought to use cake mix though! And sprinkles…total win right there!
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  14. Ohhh yummm… I definitely made a mistake looking at these on a Monday, my week is NOT going to be a healthy one. These look epic. I love scones [and keep saying I'll work up the courage to actually make them, hopefully I mean it this time!]
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    • I was the same way! The cake mix takes the worry out of it. :)

    • Bobbi Jo says:

      ‘mI made these yesterday and I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong. They were so sticky I had to keep adding more flour.I had already added 1/2 cup to much dry ingredients by accident so I can’t imagine how sticky they would have been. I think I probably put at least another 1/2 cup and they were still very sticky. Is that just the way they are? They are good just wondering if I need to do something different next time.

      • That’s so strange Bobbi Jo! Mine were slightly sticky, like biscuit dough, but not so much I had to use tons of extra flour. Possibly was your butter too soft? That’s the only thing I can think of. I know that my butter was straight from the fridge cold. That’s the only thing I can think of that would make it too wet. How did they turn out?

  15. Look at the innards….you make me laugh!! And you make me hungry!! Wishing I had a few of these for breakfast today :)
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  16. My little girl would go nuts for these scones!
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  17. Cake mix scones?! What the what? Where have these been all my life??
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  18. Waaaait a minute. Funfetti scones? Funfetti for BREAKFAST? I am in love. Can I move into your house now?
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  19. Oh I am wanting one of those right now! They look so much better than regular scones. I have the same opinion of scones but these look amazing! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!
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  20. I’m in! I make my own now, too, for similar reasons. I like flavor and not bland. Try Susan’s scones sometime. Full-proof and super easy. Have a wonderful week!
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  21. Yummy! Sounds so good! I actually love making scones… they are so much easier than people think!
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  22. These scones look amazing! I love the sprinkles.

  23. These would be such a fun way to start your morning! You are so creative, Dorothy!
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  24. oh these are so cute!! They just make me smile.
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  25. I’m totally picky with my scones. Your’s look wonderful and my kiddos love funfetti anything.
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  26. I’m loving the cake mix and all of the funfetti! You’ve made scones look fun! I think scones in general have the reputation of being dry and bland… but these scones are anything BUT that! Can’t wait to try them!!
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  27. Yum, these look great – so pretty!

  28. “If I wanted cake in the morning, I’d eat cake.”

    Haha! Quote of the day :)
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  29. Ahh yeah! These look so freakin good right now! Finally getting my appetite back :) Pinning!
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  30. What a delicious way to start the day!
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  31. These look so fun:) I can’t wait to try this recipe with my children…they are going to love it!!
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  32. These look so delicious!!! Love it!
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  33. Eeek, I’m behind on my commenting right now, so I’m finally getting around to noticing your new blog designy-stuff! Love it, Dorothy, and I love these scones! These would totally jazz up a boring weekday morning!
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  34. We love scones here…my kids would love this fun treat!
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  35. Funfetti and chocolate chips? You’re an evil genius and I want to eat breakfast at your house!
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  36. I have had the same exact fear when it comes to making scones!! These have my mouth watering. They look like a cookie. But SO MUCH better because I can justify eating it for breakfast!!!
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  37. LOVE these (had to pin). Your pictures are always so amazing, which is why I keep coming back to see what you’re up to!
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  38. Bobbi Jo says:

    I made these yesterday and I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong. They were so sticky I had to keep adding more flour.I had already added 1/2 cup to much dry ingredients by accident so I can’t imagine how sticky they would have been. I think I probably put at least another 1/2 cup and they were still very sticky. Is that just the way they are? They are good just wondering if I need to do something different next time.

  39. These look so good! I just found you as I was searching for cake mix recipes on Pinterest. I have a box in my pantry that’s been there forever and I thought I’d use it up in some creative way. Love this idea!
    I created a vanilla cake recipe that’s super moist for my wedding a few years ago. I made a gazillion cupcakes using it, the recipe is here if you’d like to check it out:
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  40. Yum! I have never made scones but whenever I do I’m definitely going to try these! My kids will love them!
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  41. Hi! These look awesome. :) Just one question: how many does the recipe yield?


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