1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 tsps pure orange extract
1 tsp grated orange zest
Orange Cream Cheese frosting, recipe follows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 x 9 inch pan.
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 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
4 tbps softened butter
3/4 lb. confectioners’ sugar
2 tbps orange zest
2 tbps 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. Serve.