Orange Dessert Squares

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

A lovely dessert adapted from Your Guide to Southern U.S. Cuisine by Diana Rattray. Also popular in the Caribbean and Mexico, and the South!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl beat sugar, butter, and egg yolks at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix flour with baking powder and salt; add alternately to sugar mixture with milk at low speed, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  3. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry; fold egg whites and orange rind gently into the batter.
  4. Pour into greased and floured 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  5. Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Cool, cut into squares, and serve with warm orange sauce. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Really delightful! Light, sweet and slightly tart, it was the perfect ending to a good Mexican meal for dinner guests. And the sauce!! Oh my goodness!! Delicious! Thank you, Sharon, I'm glad I found this. I'm thinking it will make an appearance at our Easter table.

Yia Yia March 08, 2010

This is a supurb dessert that is not difficult to make. I did add a little more orange zest/peel to the batter & to the sauce, but then I like the taste! Sharon, you've got another OUTSTANDING recipe here! Many thanks for sharing!

Sydney Mike February 03, 2007

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