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Funfetti Cake Mix Scones are an easy scone recipe that starts with a cake mix! These have chocolate chips and sprinkles and are such a fun treat for breakfast or dessert on a birthday or all year long.

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Table of Contents
  1. Cake Mix Scones with Sprinkles
  2. Ingredients in Cake Mix Scones
  3. How to make scones out of cake mix
  4. How long do you bake scones?
  5. Recipe Swap
  6. Funfetti Cake Mix Scones Recipe Recipe

Cake Mix Scones with Sprinkles

Take your favorite cake mix flavor and make scones! These are funfetti (yellow cake with sprinkles) flavor and they’re SO fun.

  • The cake mix makes them EASY as ever!
  • The cake mix keeps them soft for days – never dry!
  • Add whatever sprinkles or mix ins you like
  • Use whatever flavor cake mix!
Ingredients in CAKE MIX SCONES

Ingredients in Cake Mix Scones

  • Funfetti Cake Mix – you could also use plain yellow cake mix or any flavor. I prefer Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines brands
  • Flour – you just need a bit of extra flour to take these from cake to scones.
  • Cold Butter – dice it then place it back in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
  • Milk – heavy cream or regular milk is best to keep these moist.
  • Sprinkles – because they’re fun and pretty!
  • Chocolate Chips – optional but love chocolate in everything!
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How to make scones out of cake mix

  • Stir cake mix and flour in a large bowl. Add cold buttered use a pastry cutter to work the butter into the flour mixture until it is crumbly.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle a small bit of flour over the dough and flour your hands. Turn the dough out onto the prepared cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. 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.
  • Use a greased knife to cut into wedges. Top with sprinkles and gently press them to make them stick.

How long do you bake scones?

Bake scones at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until they’re light golden and cooked through. Don’t over bake them or they might turn out dry.

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Recipe Swap

  • Use carrot cake mix or spice cake mix to make new scone flavors.
  • You can make lemon scones with lemon cake mix!
  • Use fun different color sprinkles for Christmas or the 4th of July.
  • Add a cream cheese icing on top for a delicious twist.
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FAQs

What is the secret to good scones?

I like scones that are fluffy and soft so using cake mix or pudding mix makes scones perfect!

How to turn cake mix into scones?

By adding some extra flour, milk and cold butter you can turn your favorite cake into a scone recipe.

How to store scones to keep them fresh?

Store scones in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can you freeze cake mix scones?

Freeze these for up to 3 months in an airtight container.

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Funfetti Cake Mix Scones Recipe

5 from 15 votes
These Funfetti Chocolate Chip Scones start with a cake mix and result in a super tender and flaky scone! Add chocolate chips and sprinkles for a fun breakfast pastry!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 8 scones
Serving Size 1 scone

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ¼ cups (161g) Funfetti Cake Mix
  • 1 ¼ cups (155g) all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 cup milk (or heavy whipping cream)
  • ½ cup (85g) chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a cookie sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper. Do not grease.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use a greased knife to cut into wedges. Top with sprinkles and gently press them to make them stick.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1scone | Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 404IU | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Author Dorothy Kern
Keyword cake mix
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Make Scones with sprinkles! This scone recipe is soft and they taste like cake batter! Funfetti scones are the perfect breakfast.

Last Updated on October 17, 2022

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  1. I made these! In theory they would be adorable, but I’m not sure what happened… 2.5 cups of dry, a stick of butter, and a cup of milk turned my mixture into a soup ?. I ended up trying to compensate with more cake mix and it just became cake batter. I don’t know why it was so liquid-y, did I miss a step??

    1. Did you use 2 1/2 cups of cake mix? Or 1 1/4 cups cake mix and 1 1/4 cups of flour? The flour called for should help make the batter thicker.

  2. Thank you for answering me so quickly! I’m going to make these tonight 😀 (The page wouldn’t let me reply to you? Weird)

  3. Hi! I’m sorry to bother you but I was wondering if the flour in this was all purpose or self rising? It doesn’t say

    1. It’s all-purpose! I always use all-purpose (and in current recipes, try to remember to say that) so you can use AP unless otherwise stated!

    1. I made mine into a heart and cut it into wedges (for Valentine’s Day) but it would be the equivalent of a 9″ round. You can cut them as big or as small as you like!