Brownies With Orange Icing (Frosting)

READY IN: 55mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 13x9 inch pan.
  • Melt shortening, butter in the microwave.
  • Stir in cocoa, blending well with a wooden spoon.
  • Add sugar and mix well.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beat well, by hand, after each addition. (It is important to add the eggs individually and to mix them by hand. If you don't, the brownies do not turn out near as good.).
  • Stir in zest and vanilla. Stir in flour, and salt. DO NOT OVER BEAT!
  • Bake 25-30 minutes.
  • Cool completely before icing.
  • For icing: Cream butter and zest then add vanilla.
  • Add sugar a cup at a time beating on medium speed.
  • Add orange juice 1 Tbls. at a time and beat on high until completely blended.
  • Frost cooled brownies.
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave and drizzle over icing.
  • Cut into bars.