Orange Brownies



These are so good!! A nice, refreshing change from the normal chocolate brownies. They've been a hit at potlucks, bake sales, family parties, and at our school restaurant.
I prefer to make them using the orange cream cheese buttercream; but the orange glaze is tasty as well.

*I got this from one of the Paula Deen newsletters that I get via email.


★★★★★ 2 votes

24 squares
30 Min


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  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 4 large
  • 2 tsp
    pure orange extract
  • 1 tsp
    grated orange zest
  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange juice, fresh
  • 1 tsp
    grated orange zest

How to Make Orange Brownies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13x9x2 inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, granulated sugar, and salt. Add the butter, eggs, extract and 1 tsp zest. Using a handheld electric mixer, beat until well blended. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until light golden brown and set. Remove from the oven and pierce entire cake with a fork (if you are going to make the orange glaze).
  3. FOR THE GLAZE: Mix together the confectioner's sugar, orange juice, and remaining 1 tsp grated orange zest; stirring until smooth. Pour the glaze over the warm cake. Cool completely. Cut into squares.
  4. FOR THE ORANGE CREAM CHEESE BUTTERCREAM: In a large bowl, whip together 1 (8 oz) softened cream cheese and 4 tablespoons softened butter. Gradually beat in 1 lb confectioner's sugar until it's all combined & smooth. Beat in 2 T. orange zest and 2 T. fresh orange juice. Spread over cooled brownies. Cut into squares.

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Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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