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Birthday Cake Scones

Buttery, flakey scones with sweet birthday cake flavor. Plenty of colorful sprinkles throughout and covered in a sweet vanilla glaze.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Kimberly



  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar divided
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon whole milk divided
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup of rainbow sprinkles jimmies work best

Vanilla Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a small bowl or cup combine 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of milk, set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, baking powder and salt - whisk ingredients together. Either using a food processor or 2 forks (by hand) cut the butter into the flour mixture until combined and a crumbly texture forms. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add in milk and extracts. Use a wooden spoon to stir the mixture together until a shaggy dough forms. Toss in sprinkles, mix to combine,
  • Place the dough on a heavily floured surface and knead dough with your hands to 1 to 2 minutes. Pat dough into a 9 inch circle, about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 wedges. Transfer wedges onto the baking sheet and brush with the sugar/milk mixture from step 1.
  • Baking until lightly golden, about 30 minutes. I took mine out of the oven around 26 minutes so check after 25 minutes for doneness.
  • Allow scones to cool on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes.
  • Assembly the glaze: in a small bowl combine confectioner's sugar, milk, vanilla extract & salt into a bowl. Whisk ingredients together and drizzle over scones before serving.