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Orange Brownies


  • Author: rowdyrousculps
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hr 15 minutes
  • Yield: 9-12 1x

Description

If you love lemon bars, you will love this new take on a Spring dessert!


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Ingredients

Ingredients for brownie batter:

  • 1 stick, 1/2c. unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c. white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. orange juice
  • zest of 1/2 a large orange (or 1 small orange)
  • 3/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Ingredients for glaze:

  • zest of 1/2 a large orange (or 1 small orange)
  • 1 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 8×8 pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. (If using aluminum foil, use a cooking spray to spray the foil before the batter goes in.)
  3. In a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together.
  4. Next, add in the eggs, orange juice, orange zest and mix.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the 3/4c. unbleached flour and 1/4 tsp. salt.
  6. Add the dry ingredients in with the bowl of wet ingredients.
  7. Add cake mixture to the 8×8 pan with a rubber spatula and smooth the top as much as possible.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes.
  9. As the orange brownie is baking, start by making the glaze.
  10. For the glaze, combine the remaining zest of the orange, 1 tbsp. orange juice, and 1/2 c. powdered sugar.  Make sure the brownies are completely cool before putting the glaze on.

Notes

  • Use room temperature butter. You can’t use cold butter or “close to” room temperature butter for this recipe. If you do, the batter will be lumpy. If your butter isn’t room temperature, when its baking, bubbles will form then eventually will burst. The cake will come out with an uneven top layer. When you put the glaze on top, it will look lumpy and rough.
  • One large orange works much better than one small orange. If small oranges are the only option, I would use two small oranges. Orange zest is an important part in this recipe, and you need as much as you can.
  • If you put the glaze on the orange brownie while it’s still warm, the glaze will just melt into the cake batter. Having the brownie batter cooled will keep the glaze to stay on top.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 177
  • Sugar: 17.6g
  • Sodium: 61.7mg
  • Fat: 8.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.9g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 51.2mg

Keywords: orange brownies