Fudgy Orange Chocolate Brownies

Fudgy Orange Chocolate Brownies

These decadent orange chocolate brownies are packed with orange flavor using fresh orange zest and chopped orange chocolate.

Add the granulated sugar and finely grated orange zest to a large bowl.

Use a fork or your fingers to rub the zest into the sugar. Add in the brown sugar and stir to combine.

In a small heatproof bowl, melt butter and chocolate in the microwave in 20-second increments, stirring each time. Alternatively, melt it in a small saucepan over low heat.

Add it to the sugar bowl and whisk well for 40-50 seconds. Add the eggs and vanilla and whisk well again for at least 40-50 seconds until thick and glossy.

Whisk the cocoa powder and salt into the chocolate mixture until well combined, followed by the flour.

Fold through chopped chocolate. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for around 28-32 minutes in the preheated oven until a cake tester inserted should have no wet batter but has lots of moist crumbs stuck to it. The cooking time will depend on your oven.

Leave the warm brownies cool on a wire rack before lifting them from the pan and slicing them. I like to add a sprinkle of flaky salt too.