Chocolate Orange Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 1/2 cup Orange Olive Oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • Orange Zest from 1 medium orange
  • 1 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup Cake Flour
  • 1 cup Flour all-purpose
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips

Glaze (optional) – I took these to a church social and wanted people to know that these brownies were had orange in them and so I made a glaze so that they would know and not be surprised by the flavor! (If I make these for a small gathering where I can tell everyone that there is orange in the brownie I probably would leave off the glaze and just spring extra chocolate chips on top)

  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Powder sugar
  • Cream or 1/2 and 1/2
  • Orange food coloring

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, olive oil, sugar, and brown sugar for 2 minutes until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  4. Stir in orange zest and mix.
  5. Stir in cocoa powder, cake flour, all-purpose flour, and salt. Stir just until combined, scraping down sides of the bowl.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips. Fold ingredients together.
  7. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan and spread batter to edges.
  8. Bake for 26 – 34 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Don’t overbake brownies. They will set more as they cool.
  9. If using glaze mix the powder sugar and zest together. I normally start with 1 cup of powder sugar and then slowly add in cream until it reaches the right consistency that I want. If too runny, add more sugar. If too clumpy add more cream…
  10. Let cool and set up for at least 20 minutes. Pour and spread glaze until there is a light coating.
  11. Cut into squares.

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