I’ve got your sweet tooth covered today! Ooey gooey buttery Glazed Orange Bars! I first posted these as Orange Brownies back in 2012, but old recipes don’t die. They just get butta!
This recipe was way over due for a make over. I didn’t change the recipe, but upgraded the pictures. Some of the old pics on this blog are something! And I don’t mean that in a good way. Big hugs to you guys for sticking with me over the years!
Originally a Paula Deen recipe. At least thats where I found it years ago, but someone told me it was a Pillsbury Bake Off winner. Maybe Paula stole it? Bad Paula!
When I make these, it’s usually to bring to a party or get together. They are too good to have hanging around! And I just pick, pick, pick at them. Never have an entire piece of course! Just 25 tastes. But the good news is there is a fresh orange in it…healthy right? Lets hear it for vitamin C!
To get started, mix up your simple batter of butter, sugar, flour and a few other ingredients. Pour into a 9 x 13 pan. The only specialty ingredient you need is orange extract. It makes a big difference in the flavor of the cake.
After you remove these from the oven and your house smells like heaven, poke a few holes in the cake with a fork.
While the cake is still warm, mix up your super simple glaze and pour over the warm cake!
Let cool and slice! You won’t believe the fabulous flavor ! Ya, it’s sweet, ya it’s got some fat to it..but people are gonna love you when you bake these!
Another great fruit bar recipe is my Blueberry Pie Bars. Again, simple, simple, simple with big flavor! Just the way we like things around here!
Glazed Orange Brownies
A super easy and flavorful ooey gooey orange bar!
- 1 cup butter, at room temp 2 sticks
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons orange extract
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray 9 x 13 pan with non stick spray.
Using a mixer, combine sugar, butter, eggs, orange extract and orange zest. Continue to beat until fluffy. About 1-2 minutes
Add flour and salt and beat for another 2-3 minutes.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until edges are brown and top is just starting to brown.
Cool for 10 minutes. Using a fork, poke holes all over the cake.
Combine glaze ingredients in small bowl.
Spread over warm cake. Let cool before cutting. Chilling in the refrigerator for 30 minutes makes them a bit easier to cut.