We’re continuing through Candace Floyd’s Everyday Little Cakes and this month I chose Orange Marmalade Loaf with Coconut Topping!
After my last post (the incredibly detailed Chocolate St. Honoré Cake), I decided it was time to make something simple but tasty. Enter Easy Orange Brownies with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.
They could have been a little easier without the frosting, but Bret really likes frosting on brownies and I’m nothing if not a good frosting wife. OK, I’ll stop saying frosting now.
These are easy because you start with your favorite fudge brownie mix. I use Duncan Hines, but use whatever you like or whatever’s on sale.
Make the brownies as usual, substituting a pureed orange (yes, including the peel) for the water. Pour it in the pan, bake, and there you go. You don’t have to make the frosting, but I think it complements the brownies nicely. And what’s not better with buttercream frosting?
You’ll end up with dense, moist orange-flecked brownies slathered with that nice chocolate frosting. Grab a glass of milk or your favorite coffee or hot tea and dig in. What could be easier?
Tips and Stuff:
Remove as much of the pith away from the orange as possible, but don't worry if there's a little left here and there. I also removed a few of the bigger veins on the inside of the orange.
These are thick and moist and rise a little more like a cake than brownie.
Nutrition Values are Approximate