Chocolate Orange Brownie Cakes

I LOVE chocolate orange!

If you read my blog often enough you will already know this fact (!!) and sorry if I’m boring but I’ve come up with yet another chocolate orange recipe for you lovely people…. this one is particularly appealing because it’s super duper easy peasy to make. Get the kids to make it or rustle it up quickly  before someone pops in for coffee – they will never realise how simple it is but it always goes down a treat I promise!


Everyone has a favourite flavour don’t they, and it’s funny how your kids end up inheriting some of your likes and dislikes. Thankfully all of my three little bears love chocolate orange so this treat is a definite winner in our house! They are kind of a cross between a brownie and a cake, if you cook them for slightly less time they will be more brownie like and squishy in the middle, if you cook them for slightly more time they will be cooked all the way through like a cake. Either way, you can’t go wrong!

Chocolate Orange Brownie Cakes

  • Servings: 12 individual cakes
  • Difficulty: easy
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You will need this:

  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g vegetable butter (I use Pure but you could also use Flora or any non dairy butter spread that’s good for baking)
  • 150 gluten free self raising flour (if you only have plain then add 2tsp baking powder)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2tsp orange zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 150g dark chocolate orange (read note below)

img_7183You can use any dairy free chocolate orange, there are some great brands that you can find in some supermarkets and places like Holland & Barrett, Planet Organic and health food shops like The Raw Chocolate Co, Doisy & Dam or Loving Earth. If you don’t need to be dairy free choose any chocolate orange like Green & Blacks or Lindt…you could even use a Terry’s dark chocolate orange if you fancy!

You make it like this:

  1. Break the chocolate into chunks and melt in a small glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water until it’s smooth and glossy
  2. Whilst it’s melting, in a large mixing bowl cream together the sugar and butter using a hand held mixer until pale and smooth
  3. Pour in the orange juice and zest (you will notice I didn’t do this step as I didn’t have any oranges but it’s good if you do because it really brings out the orange flavour)
  4. Add the eggs one at a time and beat with the mixer until combined and the mixture is light and creamy looking
  5. Sieve over the flour and beat again until thick
  6. Finally add the melted chocolate and beat until everything has turned chocolatey!
  7. I use a spray coconut oil to ‘line’ my tin with as it’s easy and saves using baking parchment but you can use butter or paper if you’d rather
  8. Dollop a large spoonful of batter into your cake moulds (I have used my new Lakeland tray which is brilliant but you could make it in a large square brownie pan and cut it up into individual cakes instead)

    Dollop spoonful into each
  9. Bake at 170degrees c for 10 mins until they are literally ‘just’ cooked through (if you’re making it as one large cake in a brownie tin you will probably need to bake it for 15-20 mins)
  10. Remove from pan carefully and cool on a rack

Dust with a little icing sugar and hey presto a fancy looking treat for all the family in only 20mins, what could be better than that?!


Nutrition Facts
Servings 12.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 330 
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13 g 20 %
Saturated Fat 5 g 26 %
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 31 mg 10 %
Sodium 124 mg 5 %
Potassium 49 mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 50 g 17 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 7 %
Sugars 18 g
Protein 5 g 10 %
Vitamin A  1 %
Vitamin C  11 %
Calcium  1 %
Iron  4 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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