Chocolate Orange Brownie

I’m on a bit of a chocolate orange roll, so forgive me, but this week I haven’t been able to shake the chocolate orange cravings! Maybe it’s the lack of festive chocolate that needs eating up, or maybe it’s just my latest love, but this week I found myself, zester in hand, whipping up a batch of these beauties. Now don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a classic brownie, but sometimes it’s fun to add some flavour, so this week, it’s orange!

Chocolate Orange Brownie


100g baking spread/butter
175g caster sugar
75g dark muscavado sugar
100g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
1 tbsp golden syrup
2 eggs
1 tsp orange extract
100g plain flour
2 tbsp cocoa
½ tsp baking powder

zest of one orange
100g chocolate for chunking and mixing in


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/180°C fan/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Line an 8″ or 9″ brownie pan with baking paper or silicone sheets.
  3. Pop your baking spread or butter, both sugars, 100g of chocolate and golden syrup into a saucepan and heat gently, stirring, until it’s all melted together. Take off the heat and put to one side.
  4. In another bowl, beat together the eggs and orange flavouring, then pour in your chocolate mixture once it’s cooled a bit. No need to wait too long, you just don’t want to cook the beaten eggs with hot chocolate!
  5. Mix the flour, cocoa and baking powder in a separate bowl or your scale pan, then fold into the mixture.
  6. Add the orange zest – grate or zest it directly into the bowl so you catch all that lovely orange oil.
  7. Chunk up your chocolate and mix in.
  8. Pour your brownie mixture into the brownie pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  9. The top should look crisp and the edges should be just beginning to crack and shrink away from the edges of the pan.
  10. Let it cool in the tin for a good 10-15 minutes, until it’s robust enough to lift out!