Orange Brownies

January 24, 2016 at 2:37 pm | Posted in Desserts | 1 Comment


I’ll admit, I’ve done a terrible job at keeping up with the blog.  But I’m trapped in my house today, so I might as well get one post added.  Just hoping it’s not my only post for 2016!

Orange brownies used to be my go-to for UT tailgating.  In fact, I’m shocked they are not already in the blog!  Here they are in all of their creamy, citrusy glory.  Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen.

You’ll need:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
4 eggs
2 teaspoons pure orange extract
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 recipe Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoons softened butter
1 (1-pound) box confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons orange zest
2 tablespoons orange juice

Then, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan.

Orange Brownies:

Stir together flour, granulated sugar, and salt in a bowl. Add butter, eggs, orange extract, and orange zest. Using a handheld electric mixer, beat until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until light golden brown and set. Remove from oven, allow to cool and pierce entire cake with a fork. Spread the Orange Cream Cheese Frosting over completely cooled brownies. Cut into squares.

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting:

In a large mixing bowl, whip the butter and cream cheese together with a hand-held electric mixer. Gradually beat in the confectioners’ sugar until it is all combined and smooth. Beat in the orange zest and juice. Spread over brownies.

Yum!  Go Vols!

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