Monday, November 21, 2011

Paula Deen's Orange Brownies

My sister-in-law, Kate, just sent this rexipe to me. I haven't tried it yet, but I wish that I had gotten it sooner. Saturday was our last home game and tailgate, so I'll have to wait til next year for football season. This sounds delicious enough to serve anytime.
Orange Brownies
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen, 2007
about 20 to 24 brownies
•       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 F. Grease a 13 by 9 by 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 and pierce entire cake with a fork. Spread the Orange Cream Cheese Frosting over completely cooled brownies. Cut into squares.
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.

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