Deliciously rich and fudgy Chocolate Orange Brownies.
- 200 grams (1 cup) caster sugar or granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 115 grams (1/2 cup or 1 stick) unsalted butter
- 200 grams (1 and 1/3 cup) dark chocolate (45-70% cocoa), broken into pieces
- 70 grams (1/2 cup) plain flour or all purpose flour
- 20 grams (1/4 cup) cocoa powder, sifted
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Zest of 3 medium-sized oranges (or two large ones)
- 75 grams (1/2 cup) Terry’s Chocolate Orange, roughly chopped
- Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced. Grease and line an 8-inch square baking pan with baking or parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, add sugar and eggs. Whisk together by hand for 30 seconds or so, just until creamy and combined.
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, add butter and dark chocolate. Heat in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted and smooth.
- Add melted chocolate and butter to egg mixture. Whisk by hand until smooth.
- Add flour, cocoa powder, salt, and orange zest. Stir gently using a spatula until a thick, smooth brownie batter forms. Gently stir through chocolate orange chunks.
- Pour brownie batter into prepared pan and smooth out into one even layer. Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes or until shiny on top. Brownie should no longer wobble in the middle and a toothpick inserted into the centre should come out almost clean.
- Leave brownie in pan to cool completely. Then cut into small squares to serve. You can store brownies at room temperature or in the fridge. They also freeze really well.
Dark chocolate: I recommend using a block of good quality dark chocolate between 45-70% cocoa. Personally, I prefer a sweeter 45% dark chocolate in this recipe
Cocoa powder: I recommend using 100% natural cocoa powder.
Terry’s Chocolate Orange: If you don’t have access to Terry’s, you can use any orange chocolate you can find.
Brownie base: You can use this recipe as a base for regular chocolate brownies. Simply omit the orange zest and replace the orange chocolate with regular chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.
Storage: These brownies will keep well in an airtight container at room temperature or you can keep them in the fridge. Our family loves to have brownies cold! You can heat leftover brownies in the microwave (10-20 seconds) to make them warm and gooey inside. You can also freeze any leftovers.