I cannot and will not stop with blood oranges!! Limes will forever be my favourite citrus fruit but blood oranges are just so pretty!!! I had a couple sitting on my counter because I got so excited when I saw them that I brought heaps so I paired them with dark chocolate to make these lush brownies with blood orange frosting!

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I didn’t add any orange into the brownie batter but you totally could, add either zest or orange juice into the mix. Oh. Oh! I need to make a blood orange salt rim cocktail!!!

I get so much inspiration form amazing fresh produce! Maybe I should make a blood orange margarita? Do you have any cocktail requests?

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These brownies are more cakey and you really need to frosting to cut through the bitterness of the dark chocolate. I knew they would be good, but my first bite amazed me.

If you are anything like me you will make these, be impressed with yourself. Take a bite and force your husband to take them away before you devour the whole pan.

That’s totally normal right?? It’s my normal.

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The one thing I forgot to do is add a sprinkle of sea salt flakes over the frosting. I love salty sweet and the extra salt would have really lifted these brownies. Please add the sea salt when you make them!!

I know not everyone is into salty sweet but trust me these will be so good with extra salt!

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Brownies with Blood Orange Frosting

Servings 16 brownies


  • 135 grams butter
  • 200 grams dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Blood Orange Frosting

  • 100 grams butter, softened
  • 1 & 3/4 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons blood orange juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grease and line a 9 x 9 inch baking tray, leave some baking paper over hanging the edges to make it easier to lift the brownies out.

  2. Place the butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 20 second intervals, mixing well between each. Until completely melted and smooth. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and set aside for 10 minutes to cool.

  3. Add the sugars to the mixture and whisk well to combine. Add the eggs one a time and whisk well between each to ensure they are fully incorporated. Add the vanilla and salt and mix well.

  4. Sift in the self raising flour and mix until just incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared baking tray and spread out evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out with just a few crumbs.

  5. Let the brownie cool fully in the pan. Lift from the pan and remove the paper. Spread the frosting evenly all over the brownie and cut into 16 even squares. Enjoy!

Blood Orange Frosting

  1. Place the butter into a bowl and beat with hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add the icing sugar and beat on low to incorporate, it should look clumpy. Add the blood orange juice and beat until smooth.

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