Saturday, September 13, 2008

Orange Brownies

Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen (thanks Paula...yum!)

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, recipe follows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x9 x 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. Spread the Orange Cream Cheese Frosting over complete cooled brownies.

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

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.


Angela said...

Since I was taking these somewhere and wanted them to look pretty I cut them up and then frosted them. Everyone loved them!

Regina said...

Oh, yea! A reason to use my zester! Sounds yummy.