A Sweet and Easy Teatime Treat: Red Velvet Scones with White Chocolate Chips

Delicious Red Velvet Scones are a sweet and easy teatime treat! They start with a box of cake mix, are studded with white chocolate chips, and topped with a simple vanilla glaze.

Red Velvet Scones and a winter tea | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas #tablescape

Welcome to the February edition of Tea on Tuesdays,

a celebration of tea on the third Tuesday of every month!

Tea on Tuesdays, a celebration of tea on the third Tuesday of the month

Pam and I are excited to have Shannon at Belle Bleu Interiors

 joining us as a special guest for tea today.

We’re glad you’re here too, pour yourself a cuppa and join us!

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Harney & Sons Chocolate Chai Supreme Tea | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas

I’m pouring Harney & Sons Chocolate Chai Supreme Tea today.

The base is a blend of Chinese and Indian black teas,

with chai flavors . . . ginger root, cardamom seeds and pods,

cinnamon and nutmeg.

Tea strainer Harney & Sons Chocolate Chai Supreme Tea | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas

Natural chocolate and vanilla flavors are added to the tea blend.

The chai flavor is subtle and it has more of a chocolate aroma than flavor,

but oh what a wonderful aroma it is!

If you take milk in your tea, I think it would really enhance the flavor.

It’s especially good paired with chocolate (or red velvet!) which brings out the chocolate notes in the tea.

Tea strainer Harney & Sons Chocolate Chai Supreme Tea | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas

We’re enjoying tea by our Winter Nesting Tree.

Red Velvet Scones and a winter tea | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas #tablescape

The mercury is climbing into the 70s this week which is unseasonably warm for February!

It’s time to take our winter tree down, but it’s

 been so nice to enjoy the twinkle of the lights in the mornings

and evenings when it’s been so rainy and dreary this winter.

Winter Tea with Red Velvet Scones | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas #tablescape

A teapot is blooming on the table with white hydrangeas and red carnations. . .

Red and black checked ribbon with wired wood picks to embellish a flower arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas

I added some red and black check ribbon using wired floral picks to the flowers,

to pair with the plaid throw that’s serving as a warm and cozy foundation for the table.

Hydrangeas and carnations flower arrangement in teapot with Red Velvet Scones for winter tea | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas

Help yourself to a Red Velvet Scone with White Chocolate Chips,

topped with a vanilla glaze!

Red Velvet Scones with White Chocolate Chips! A quick and easy teatime treat that starts with a box of cake mix | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas

They’re easy to make and start with a box of cake Red Velvet Cake Mix!

Red Velvet Scones with White Chocolate Chips! A quick and easy teatime treat that starts with a box of cake mix | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas #duncanhines

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 1/4 cups Red Velvet Cake Mix (I used Duncan Hines Perfectly Moist Red Velvet Cake Mix)

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

8 Tbsp. cold butter, cut into pieces

2/3 cup milk or half and half

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Red Velvet Scones with White Chocolate Chips! A quick and easy teatime treat that starts with a box of cake mix | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas #tablescape

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine cake mix and flour in bowl of food processor; pulse a few times to combine.

Add cubed cold butter to processor and pulse until mixture resemble pea-sized crumbs.
(If you don’t have a food processor, cut in butter with a pastry cutter or two knives.)

Add mixture to medium bowl and mix in white chocolate chips.

Add vanilla to milk; add to flour mixture, stirring until mixture holds together.

Knead dough with well-floured hands to form a ball.

Place dough on prepared baking sheet and gently press down

to form an 8- or 9-inch domed circle.

Red Velvet Scones with White Chocolate Chips! A quick and easy teatime treat that starts with a box of cake mix | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas

Cut circle into 8 wedges with a greased knife or bench scraper.

Chill scones for at least 15 minutes up to an hour in the refrigerator before baking.

Chilling the scone dough after forming helps keep the butter cold that creates that flaky texture.

When ready to bake, place 2 inches apart on parchment paper.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are starting to brown and centers are set.

Transfer scones to wire rack to cool completely. When cool, drizzle with glaze.

Red Velvet Scones with White Chocolate Chips! A quick and easy teatime treat that starts with a box of cake mix | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas

Glaze Ingredients

1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 – 3 tablespoons milk or half and half

Mix sifted confectioners’ sugar with vanilla. Add milk (or half and half), 1 tablespoon at a time,

thinning to your desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled scones and allow to set before serving.

Red Velvet Scones with White Chocolate Chips! A quick and easy teatime treat that starts with a box of cake mix | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas

Bake from frozen option:

Freeze unbaked scones, wrapping individually and bake them off one or two at a time as needed.

 Add a few minutes to your baking time when baking from frozen.

Red Velvet Scones with White Chocolate Chips! A quick and easy teatime treat that starts with a box of cake mix | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas

Red Velvet Scones with White Chocolate Chips

Delicious Red Velvet Scones are an easy teatime treat! They start with a box of cake mix, are studded with white chocolate chips, and topped with a simple vanilla glaze.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
chill time 15 minutes15 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Snack, Teatime Treat
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy scone recipe, red velvet scones from box mix, teatime treat, white chocolate chips
Servings: 8 scones

Ingredients

Scone Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups Red Velvet Cake Mix I used Duncan Hines Perfectly Moist Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 tablespoons cold butter, unsalted cut into pieces
  • 2/3 cup milk or half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons milk or half and half

Instructions

To Make Scones:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine cake mix and flour in bowl of food processor; Pulse a few times to combine.
  • Add cubed cold butter to processor and pulse until mixture has pea-sized crumbs.
  • Add mixture to medium bowl and mix in white chocolate chips. Add vanilla to milk and stir into flour mixture until mixture holds together.
  • Knead dough with well-floured hands to form a ball. Place dough on prepared pan and gently press down to form an 8- or 9-inch domed circle.
  • Cut circle into 8 wedges with a greased knife or bench scraper. Chill scones for at least 15 minutes up to an hour in the refrigerator before baking. Chilling the scone dough after forming helps keep the butter cold that creates that flaky texture.
  • When ready to bake, place 2 inches apart on parchment paper.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are starting to brown and centers are set.
  • Transfer scones to wire rack to cool completely. When cool, drizzle with glaze.

To Make Glaze:

  • Mix sifted confectioners’ sugar with vanilla. Add milk (or half and half), 1 tablespoon at a time, thinning to desired consistency.
  • Drizzle over cooled scones and allow to set before serving.

Notes

  • If you don’t have a food processor, cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives.
  • You can freeze scones unbaked and pull out one or two at a time to bake as needed. Flash freeze unbaked scones, then wrap well in plastic wrap and place in freezer bag. Bake from frozen as directed, adding a few minutes extra to your baking time.
  • Leftover scones will keep at room temperature in an airtight container for 2 days or in the refrigerator for 5 days.
  • You'll have enough cake mix leftover for a second batch of 8 scones.

Tea Kettle Napkin Rings from MacKenzie-Childs | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas #tablescape

I bought these adorable Tea Kettle Napkin Rings from MacKenzie-Childs

a couple of years ago but never shared them in a post.

I wish I had purchased a couple more and looked to see if they’re still available.

Good news / Bad news: They are still available but have

doubled in price {*gulp*} since I purchased them.

Tea Table with Tea Kettle Napkin Rings from MacKenzie-Childs | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas #tablescape

Table Details:

Plaid throw, chargers / HomeGoods, several years ago

Black and white check round linen placemats / Crown Linen Designs, used HERE

Ciroa Buffalo Check Dinner Plates / HomeGoods, several years ago

Salad Plates / Paula Deen Whitaker

Teapot / Peppertree Tabletops

Teacups / Grace’s Teaware, HomeGoods, several years ago

Tea Strainer / Amazon

Tea Kettle Napkin Rings / MacKenzie-Childs

Napkins / Pier 1, several years ago

Tea Table with Tea Kettle Napkin Rings from MacKenzie-Childs and Easy Red Velvet Scones | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas #tablescape

Red Velvet Scones with White Chocolate Chips! A quick and easy teatime treat that starts with a box of cake mix | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas #duncanhines

Join Pam and Shannon for teatime:

Pam at Everyday Living

Shannon at Belle Bleu Interiors

Hydrangeas and carnations flower arrangement in teapot with Red Velvet Scones for winter tea | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas

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Red Velvet Scones with White Chocolate Chips! A quick and easy teatime treat that starts with a box of cake mix | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #redvelvet #teatime #recipe #winter #valentinesday #christmas

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  31 comments for “A Sweet and Easy Teatime Treat: Red Velvet Scones with White Chocolate Chips

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  2. franki Parde
    February 21, 2023 at 7:53 am

    Now that is a recipe I need to try!! Your centerpiece is so intriguing…haven’t seen that before…ta, ta…franki

  3. Rebecca
    February 21, 2023 at 7:54 am

    GORGEOUS tablescape. Thank you for the recipe.

  4. Shelley Welch
    February 21, 2023 at 7:56 am

    Hi mary! I’m a regular reader of your blog and always excited to see what you have gathered together. I love the links you provide to items, but of greater interest are the guests you and Pam invite to tea time. The link for belle bleau is not allowed by my browser(safari) as an unsafe site. I tried to go directly to belle bleau, again, the same message. I wanted you to know and pass along in case others have this same problem.
    Thanks for always brightening my day!
    Blessings,
    Shelley welch

    • Cindi
      February 21, 2023 at 8:23 am

      I had the same problem with the link.

    • February 21, 2023 at 8:39 am

      Hi Shelley, Thank you for your visit! I just clicked over via my iPhone using Safari and didn’t have a problem seeing Shannon’s post. I wonder if it’s a setting you can change or if your browser is up to date? I’m using iOS 16.3.1 on my phone. Thank you for you comment, Happy Tuesday. ♥

      • Shelley Welch
        February 21, 2023 at 1:34 pm

        Thanks mary, I had to get past my antivirus. What a lovely guest post as I drank my double bergamot earl grey!

      • February 21, 2023 at 3:28 pm

        Glad you were able to visit Shelley, thanks for letting me know and joining us! ☕

  5. February 21, 2023 at 7:58 am

    Red Velvet Scones! Yes please! And the recipe looks to be a fun one to try.
    Your tea table for two is a happy one. Love those napkin rings!
    Thanks so much for bringing happiness to our Tuesdays!

  6. Cindi
    February 21, 2023 at 8:05 am

    Chocolate in my tea and chocolate in my treat….sounds like heaven to me! Will definitely be ordering the tea and making the scones! Have a wonderful day and enjoy the weather! Peace.

  7. Bonnie Morgan
    February 21, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Oh, my mouth is watering for your red velvet scones and your chocolate chai tea.
    Your teapot napkin rings are delightful and your plate stack has beautiful layers that is a work of art skillfully layering texture, scale, and variety. The twinkling lights from your winter tree provide the perfect background and ambiance for an intimate winter tea.
    Happy Tuesday!

  8. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
    February 21, 2023 at 8:35 am

    Good morning. Mary! Those red velvet scones look scrumptious! I wish I had one this morning with my tea. Your entire setting is gorgeous! The black and white china paired with the plaid throw and pretty flowers create such a beautiful, warm, and cozy setting for enjoying tea. I have always loved your idea of a winter’s nesting tree. The tree’s twinkling lights adds such a lovely ambiance to a cold winter’s day. Those MC napkins rings are adorable. I was watching the MC presentations several weeks ago on a home shopping channel, and they announced their prices would be going up. I guess that’s the way it is going with everything these days. Thanks again for inviting me to join Pam and you for tea. I have had such a wonderful time! Have a blessed week!

  9. February 21, 2023 at 8:44 am

    So delightful Mary! The scones have my mouth watering and how nice to use a cake mix and that you can freeze them to bake as needed, what a great recipe! Your table of black and white checks with pops of red is so pretty and the tea sounds delicious. I love the way you tucked ribbon bows into the flowers. The teapot napkin rings are adorable, but yikes, the price! I am looking forward to the warmer temps this week and am putting my Valentines away today!

  10. February 21, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Good morning, Mary. You are speaking my language with anything red velvet. The scones are beautiful and I am sure delicious. How I wish I had one for teatime this afternoon. I love your twinkling lights from your winter nesting tree. As always, your table is set beautifully and oh those darling MC napkin rings. I might be tempted to order if they had not doubled in price. I love the pairing of white hydrangeas and red carnations in your teapot!

    We are expecting rain today, but very warm temps for the week! Happy Tuesday♥️

  11. Mary L
    February 21, 2023 at 9:05 am

    Mary, I so enjoy your posts. Black and white decor has my name written all over it, you do such beautiful tables and your recipes are divine. Thank you for the gorgeous eye candy, so lovely!!!

  12. February 21, 2023 at 10:20 am

    Mary, your table is a delight for anyone with your twinkling nesting tree in the background. I am a big fan of Mackenzie Childs, so I absolutely love your table. The plate stack is calling my name. I ❤️ love the Mackenzie Child’s little teapot napkin rings. How sad they have raised the price. I have them as well. Have you send the MKC teapot salt and pepper shakers? Chocolate Chai tea with cream would be my choice with your delicious red velvet scones. Happy week.

  13. Clara
    February 21, 2023 at 10:21 am

    Mary, Your tea table is such a beautiful array of color. Your bouquet is so bright and those napkin rings are gorgeous! I love the idea of red velvet scones in February! What a great idea! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Happy Tuesday! Clara❤️

  14. FRANCES
    February 21, 2023 at 11:41 am

    Everything looks wonderful. Scones and tea. Not near as cute as tea strainers but I found some disposable tea bags on Temu.com . Check them out. Have ordered several items and found them to be good quality and fast shipping. Thank you for all your wonderful posts.

  15. babs
    February 21, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    absolutely fantastic…I plan to make the scones tomorrow, for a tea party with our 90 year neighbor, for it is is her birthday.

  16. Mary
    February 21, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    Red Velvet Scones? Who knew? Will have to make those for my next Ladies Get-together. They’ll think I cut myself making them!!! But they look so beautiful!!
    Thanks Mary :))

  17. Betsy
    February 21, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    There are too many beautiful things in this post to comment upon! How lovely to have a weekly Tuesday Tea event with friends. I may have to institute something similar, and I would most certainly have the Chocolate Chai as my first pairing. I love Chai and wasn’t aware of the tea you mentioned. Thanks for sharing, I love trying new things!

  18. February 21, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    Your red velvet scones look amazing, Mary, and so easy with the cake mix. I’m so in love with those adorable MKC napkin rings. Aren’t they perfect with all your black and white? I’ll have to remember that chocolate chai tea. I bought the Harney & Sons Valentine Tea and it’s pretty good, but I bet I’d love the chocolate chai more. Thank you for sharing! ❤️

  19. Rita C.
    February 21, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    Not only a gorgeous presentation, but the tastes are palpable with your descriptions (pinned the scone recipe, thank you!). It’s a beautiful tea setting by your winter tree. This weather is crazy. I took down my winter wreath today and put up my pansy wreath (even though my pansies pretty much bit the dust in that pre-Christmas arctic freeze. I think I have 2 blooms out of 3 dozen plants). It was so windy today, I collected magnolia branches from the local university campus to stick in my otherwise naked pots (pansies).

  20. Debbie Jones
    February 21, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    Sorry you have to take down your winter nesting tree. I got a lot of enjoyment from seeing it and it must be cozy with the lights and all.Next year I’m thinking of doing something similar !

  21. A quiet life
    February 22, 2023 at 9:15 am

    If ever I crave beauty I know where to visit, you always pour your heart and soul into your picture perfect moments, thank you 🙏

  22. February 22, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Mary, I’m thrilled to have this recipe! Thank you for sharing. I love red velvet cake and love scones, so what a perfect combo! These are perfect for valentines or Christmas or just any time! I’ve added the tea flavor to my shopping list.
    I need to place an order soon. Your tea setting is obviously one I’m drawn to. The black and white theme always delights my senses. I have the Crown Linen placemats (favorites in use daily) and gave some of the teapot napkin rings to a friend for a gift. They are so adorable. I should have bought some for myself! Thanks for sharing this special Teatime Tuesday with all of us. Just the best!

  23. Marion
    February 22, 2023 at 6:09 pm

    Mary your flower display is so lovely Love the red and white combination. The ribbon is a delightful addition.
    Happy Tea Time
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

  24. February 23, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    OH MY! Those scones! And those napkin rings! Your black and white is so fun, and of course the china! You find the coolest things Mary – I just love it all! Thanks!!

  25. Kim
    February 23, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    Mary, your black and white table with pops of red is beautiful! I love the plate stack on the cozy throw, and the napkins rings are beyond cute. The scones look delicious and I hope you enjoyed them with your tea.

  26. February 24, 2023 at 10:28 am

    These red velvet scones are mouth watering. They are ideal for afternoon tea.

  27. Maristella
    February 25, 2023 at 7:54 am

    Delightful Tea time!

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