Chocolate & orange fudge squares

Chocolate & orange fudge squares

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins Plus cooling

Easy

Makes 15
Rich chocolate brownies with a light, carrot cake-style orange topping

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen without topping

Nutrition: per square

  • kcal289
  • fat16g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars27g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.37g
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Ingredients

  • 200g plain chocolate, broken into cubes (we used Bournville)
  • 200g dark muscovado sugar
  • 175g butter, plus extra for greasing
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  • 3 eggs, separated
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  • 140g plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest 1 orange
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For the topping

  • 200g tub soft cheese (I used Philadelphia Extra Light)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g icing sugar

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a traybake tin, 23 x 23cm or thereabouts. Put the chocolate, sugar and butter in a pan, then heat very gently for about 5 mins, stirring every min until the butter and chocolate have melted. Leave to cool for 10 mins. Beat in the egg yolks, flour, vanilla and half the orange zest.

  2. Put the egg whites into a large, very clean bowl, then whisk until they stand up in peaks. Stir ¼ of the whites into the chocolate mix to loosen it, then carefully fold in the rest with a metal spoon. Pour the mix into the tin, then bake for 25 mins or until evenly risen and just firm to the touch. Cool in the tin, then cut into squares. Can be frozen for up to 1 month.

  3. Beat together the cheese, vanilla, sugar and remaining zest until smooth. Spread over each chocolate square and serve. If you’re making ahead, spread the topping over just before serving.

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mirena10
1st Apr, 2011
5.05
Delicious and easy to make! My family liked it a lot. Next time I might add a little less sugar and try the topping with mascarpone instead of Philadelphia light.
alisonschenkl
24th Mar, 2011
3.05
I had the same problem as Alix. I'm not exactly going to give Delia a run for her money, but normally things turn out fine. However, in this case as soon as I had the mixture together it turned into a greasy lump. Have to say they still tasted ok and nothing was wasted, but what are we doing wrong? Apart from that, easy recipe (although I'm obviously not doing it right). Anybody have any ideas? Thanks.
marie5763
13th Oct, 2010
5.05
Really easy to make, I used morrisons own soft cheese which was over half the price cheaper than philidelphia and it was lovely, and very refreshing. would highly recommend
helenl04
26th Aug, 2010
4.05
Just made these, in no time at all! Delicious and Fabulous. I left out the orange zest, as I don't like choc orange flavour, and haven't bothered with the topping. Just a sprinkling of cocoa. I cut mine into 12 pieces. With no topping, it is still only 295 calories and 17g fat. So not too bad for a huge slice of yummy chocolatiness!
songbird_pm
20th Aug, 2010
spiffing!
linkevica
1st Nov, 2009
5.05
nice and quick
barrattcj
5th Sep, 2009
These brownies are delicious and we used them for a birthday cake by putting a candle in each brownie. (from Anna cjsrecipes daughter.)
barrattcj
30th Jun, 2009
These were really delicious and easy to make. Lovely gooey texture! We also did not bother with topping as they are delicious as they are.
testtubeboy
2nd Jun, 2009
5.05
super, and pretty easy. The muscovado sugar gives it such a lovely gooey texture that seems to get better after a day or so, but I didnt bother with the icing, I just sprinkled the zest on the to when they cam out of the oven.
jap121
16th Apr, 2009
These work really well every time I make them and I'm NOT an expert brownie-maker. To give them a bit of lift I added a teaspoon of baking powder and it makes them a little fluffier but they taste great either way. Only problem is that we eat them all in one go! PS I make them without the topping as suggested in the recipe - chocolate is all you need!

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