Orange Brownies

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Servings: 24 squares
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
4   eggs
2 teaspoon pure orange extract
1 teaspoon grated orange zest

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange zest





Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 13x9x2-inch pan.  Stir together flour, granulated sugar, and salt in a bowl; add butter, eggs, extract, and 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 and pierce entire cake with a fork.  For glaze, mix all ingredients together and stir until smooth.  Pour glaze over cake.  Cool and cut into squares.

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Should there be a change if cooking at altitude. They came out sticky and gooey. Good taste, just not cake like at all. Help!

By Liz on December 14, 2013


Made these last night for a church function. Loved them! Will make them again soon. Reminded me of pound cake with the taste of orange.

By Charlene Cole on September 20, 2013


OMG!!!! We made these and they were wonderful. I am diabetic so I wanted to try them this way first but now I am going to try using Splenda. We just love them. Thank you for another great and easy tasty treat!!!

By Cindy Mayfield on May 17, 2013


Absolutely love this recipe!! I made the orange the first, loved them, and lemon the next, turned out great as well. I'm curious to see how lime works out, may have to try it next!

By Kerry Morter on April 26, 2013


OK> Made these, followed the directions exactly. They raised about a 4th of the picture. I wonder about the absence of baking powder or soda. Anyone else have a problem?

By ann on March 31, 2013


Just watched the show and wrote down the exact frosting (not glaze) recipe as Paula did it: one 16 oz box powdered sugar; 2 tbls orange juice; 2 tbls grated orange zest; 1 small cream cheese; 1/2 stick soft butter; I bake for a group of underprividledged kids at my church and want to make these for them. I love everything I try that Paula makes. Just can't eat it or I'd weight 300 lbs.! Thanks!!

By Vicki on March 01, 2013


No baking power or soda? Does it work with out them. I just love Paula dean but this recipes is missing key item, what Maude's it raise?

By Mike on February 05, 2013


First time trying this recipe after seeing it on Paula's show. Baked it for my husband, some of his family and myself. It turned out amazing, great flavors and just the right amount of citrus flavors! (Also great with a glass of Orange juice!) Would recommend!

By N. Ison on August 11, 2012


I just tried this recipe and my whole family loved it. Thanks Paula

By Jamie Qualls on July 27, 2012


OMG YUMMY to the extreme! THANKS. We (hubby, Bob) and I LOVE your show, and enjoy trying so many of the great recipes. Hopefully, someday we'll be able to visit Savanah to see in person what a great area you're blessed to live in. God bless you and yours. Suzzane

By Suzzane Burnett on March 22, 2012


Looooooooooooove everything you make, nice and easy to follow recipies

By Elvira Voth on March 19, 2012


These are wonderful! I have a son who doesn't like chocolate brownies but loves these! Really yummy! Thanks Paula Deen!!!

By Erin on March 15, 2012


Fabulous! This was a super easy and quick recipe for the kids and I to kick up a blah evening. They were so good I had to Thank you Paula for the tantalizing presentation on the Food Network.

By Tamieka on January 05, 2012


great had it at party everyone loved it

By Diana hammons on September 23, 2011


I tried to half the orange brownies and they were terrible. What went wrong? Afraid to try again - the whole recipe.

By Judy Nielsen on September 11, 2011


Hi Lisa, You could use either.

By Jonathan Able on July 21, 2011


Ok, I have a "stupid" question. For the orange juice, are you referring to bought oj out of a carton or the actual juice from the orange it self? Thanks Ladies!

By Lisa Prom on July 17, 2011


I made these brownies after i saw you make them and they were amazing my whole family loved them. Thank you so much Paula for this great Recipe

By Ashley Skambraks on July 06, 2011


We sampled these last evening at a concert at West Point shared by the generous Mom of a new cadet. They are amazing and she was nice enough to tell us where to get the recipe, so I plan to make them, too! I cannot believe it looks so easy. Thanks Stacy and thanks Paula for this great new dessert!!

By Judy Girod on July 05, 2011


I've made these brownies twice and they are always a hit. The girls at work just love it when I send some in for them.

By korikins on June 02, 2011

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