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The Best Orange Frosted Brownies

Author Dorothy Kern

Ingredients

For the Brownies

  • 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate , coarsely chopped
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate , coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Place the two baking chocolates and butter in a large, microwave safe bowl. Heat on HIGH power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is smooth. Stir in sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and cocoa and stir well. Add flour and stir carefully.
  • Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake about 25 minutes, until a toothpick 2 inches from the outside of the pan comes out clean. Let cool before cutting.
  • To make the frosting, beat butter in a large bowl with a hand mixer until smooth. Slowly beat in powdered sugar until crumbly. Beat in orange juice, then heavy cream (not together).
  • Spread frosting over the top of the cooled brownies.