Chocolate & orange fudge squares

Chocolate & orange fudge squares

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins Plus cooling


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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  • 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


  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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megan christie's picture
megan christie
15th Jan, 2019
i was happy i found this cause is really nice and 15 it does not take 15 min it takes 20 min
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11th Apr, 2016
3rd Mar, 2014
Mmmm! Added orange juice to the icing mix and turned out lovely! Needed 15-20 minutes to cook, not 25. Otherwise easy to make and went down well with everyone. Definitely a recipe to make again!
16th Jan, 2013
These brownies are amazing! I changed it slightly by using thorntons mini fudge pieces & white chocolate chunks instead of the orange zest & they turned out really gooey! These went down really well & will definitely make loads more.
31st Dec, 2012
It looks good, but with the "philadelphia cheese" it would "never" satisfy my European taste!
4th Aug, 2012
Can I make a much bigger traybake quantity, by adjusting the amounts, or won't it work in a large tray??? Any suggestions welcome, as I need to make something like this in big trays, thanks, Caroline x
6th Jul, 2020
Of course it will Caroline!
4th Jun, 2012
Yum - easy to whip up on a Friday night ready for morning coffee on Saturday! Went down a treat and the orange was a nice change from the straight chocolate!
17th May, 2012
Was really yummy.
27th Apr, 2012
just a thought, alix and and alison, when you let the chocolate cool before adding in the eggs did you maybe leave it too long. you normally just let it cool abit so the eggs don't scramble when added to the hot chocolate. but if you leave too long it would start to stiffen......well it might explain the problems


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