Orange brownies are a fun twist on the traditional chocolate brownie

Orange Brownies

Servings 18 -24 brownies
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened (but not melted)
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp orange extract
  • 2 tsp orange zest divided
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 T orange juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine sugar, flour and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add butter, eggs, orange extract and 1 teaspoon orange zest. Beat at medium speed until well blended.
  • Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and set in the center.
  • Remove brownies from oven and pierce with a fork or toothpick.
  • Combine confectioners' sugar, orange juice and remaining 1 teaspoon orange zest in a small bowl and pour over brownies.
  • Cool completely before cutting into squares.