Chocolate orange brownies

Chocolate orange brownies

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(94 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
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  • 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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    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

  • zest 1 large orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 4 large eggs
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 100g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 100g dark chocolate orange, chopped
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

    dahk chok-o-let

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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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14th Feb, 2013
So tasty and the orange tanginess gives them something special! Easy to make and very popular - will definitely be making them again.
19th Sep, 2012
I haven't got much experience when it comes to baking and I tried this recipe this weekend and it worked very well! We really enjoyed it and I am willing to give it another go! It tasted fabulous! Thank you very much!
7th Sep, 2012
Another savoury cook here - but really like this recipe. The orange works so well and the texture was perfect. I don't have an electric whisk, so whisking the eggs & sugar until they are 'pale, has doubled in volume and leaves a trail when the beaters are lifted' was not possible, however I did it by hand until my arm nearly fell off - the mixture looked exactly the same as when I started - but the end result was very satisfying. I'm not convinced the electric whisk is essential.
3rd Sep, 2012
Dessert Diva- made this last week & it's amazingly easy. All purpose flour is the same as plain flour as we use the same in NZ. Do not add baking powder. Because you beat the eggs into the sugar, you are incorporating enough air. Granulated sugar would be ok I would think. A wonderful moist brownie, I actually used a swiss dark chocolate with orange & almond slivers -200g & 100g milk choc. 100g of the dark was chopped as per the recipe & I melted the rest with the milk choc & an olive oil spread rather than butter. After feeding a lot of people, I have frozen the rest to use at a later date.
3rd Sep, 2012
Ended up making 3 batches of this over the weekend, first one didn't turn out well at all! I needed to cook it for longer than specified in the recipe but other than that it was delicious and went down well with everyone!
3rd Sep, 2012
This recipe was recommended by a friend in Sweden and, being a chocolate / orange fan, I am all set to try it, but I'm in Canada and have difficulty finding castor sugar (or as it was once called here "fruit sugar"). Also, what is the difference between plain flour (UK) and all-purpose flour (Canada)? Will I need to add baking powder to the recipe?
7th Aug, 2013
Hi, There is no difference between plain and all purpose flour. Baking powder is found in self raising flour. Hope this helps.
1st Sep, 2012
Made these as a dessert with fresh strawberries, raspberries and ice cream. Lovely. Couldn't find dark chocolate orange so used milk instead. Great recipe.
1st Sep, 2012
Heaven on earth, never made cakes before easy recipe with delicious results
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30th Aug, 2012
Will it make much difference in the texture because of the cocoa solids if i use milk chocolate?


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