Chocolate orange brownies

Chocolate orange brownies

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(95 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 40 mins

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Cuts into 12-18 squares
You know these squidgy chocolate cake squares with orange zest are going to be good!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per square (18)

  • kcal291
  • fat16g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars29g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.3g


  • 200g butter, chopped



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
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    Dark chocolate

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  • zest 1 large orange



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  • 4 large eggs
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 100g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 100g dark chocolate orange, chopped
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    Dark chocolate

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  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a 24 x 20cm brownie tin with baking parchment. Put the butter, dark chocolate and orange zest in a non-stick saucepan and very gently melt over a low heat, stirring every now and then, until smooth – take care not to overheat it. Cool.

  2. Whisk the eggs and sugar together with an electric whisk until the mixture is pale, has doubled in volume and leaves a trail when the beaters are lifted. Gently stir into the cooled chocolate mixture. Sift over the flour and cocoa, stir in, then add the orange chocolate.

  3. Pour into the lined tin and bake for 35-40 mins. Cool in the tin, then cut into squares.

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11th Jun, 2014
I highly recommend trying this recipe. Before doing this, I'd never made brownies in my life. I followed the recipe to the T, and the result is so yummy! The brownies were gone in 2 days, and now my boyfriend keeps supplying me with more chocolate in hopes I make this again :D
10th Mar, 2014
SO tasty! Best brownies ever, they always go down a storm. The orange twist really makes these a cut above.
9th Mar, 2014
I made these a few days ago for my boyfriend and I, they were delicious and had a really good texture - not dry and crumbly but not too sloppy either. I used Terry's chocolate orange instead, although cutting it up into neat chunks was tricky, which I then put into the freezer for 10 mins to stop them melting into the mixture. I also used 250g caster sugar instead, which didn't seem to alter the texture or taste, and might consider using even less sugar next time - there will definitely be a next time, although we ate all of them within 3 days, so maybe not for awhile!
7th Feb, 2014
Just amazing - the perfect mix of fudgy and crisp top, and incredible served warm with vanilla ice cream! I use a dark choc with crystallised orange peel instead of the dark chocolate orange, and I love the texture contrast it gives. I don't think I'll ever use another brownie recipe again!
2nd Jan, 2014
These brownies turned out great. The orange flavour came through really nicely and wasn't over powering and the brownies had a lovely gooey centre. Very easy to bake too. Will be making again :)
14th Oct, 2013
These brownies are really delicious. We did add 3/4tsp of orange extract and used milk choc orange as this was all I had. Cooked them for 35 mins. perfect, gooey in the middle and crunchy on top. Will def make again.
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4th Sep, 2013
Worked well with half milk choc and half dark, loved the orange flavour :)
25th Aug, 2013
This is a fantastically rich and gooey brownie which I can highly recommend making. The recipe is simple to follow and just to enhance the orange flavour, I added the juice of an orange to the chocolate mixture once it had cooled. Also, in the final stages a added a handful of mixed chopped nuts which I think worked really well.
26th Jun, 2013
Absolutely delicious! Used milk chocolate orange instead of dark and used half the amount of cocoa powder the second time I made them which I thought made them taste better. Went down a treat at home and at work - have had several requests to make them again.
Louis Hill
15th May, 2013
Served as a dessert with creme fraiche and orange segments. The brownies were moist and gooey in the centre and crunchy on top with a subtle orange tang and sumptuous chunks of bittersweet, semi-melted chocolate. Heaven!!


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