Chocolate Orange Brownies & Sex on the Beach

The heroine in my novel WHAT A GIRL WANTS is not only full of mischief, but she is a ninja when it comes to chocolate in all its forms.

To celebrate the book’s current sale price of only $0.99 (great time to pick up this novel) I’m sharing one of Maddie’s favorite treats–brownies with my own citrusy twist.

Chocolate Orange Brownie Recipe

The scrumptious combination of a tangy orange and chocolate make these brownies heavenly showstoppers.


1-ounce good quality milk chocolate, finely chopped
1-ounce good quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
3 eggs
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened orange juice
1/2 cup olive oil
4 TBSP cocoa powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
3 TBSP orange zest, finely chopped


Preheat oven to 350F

Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.

Boil water in a pot. Place a heatproof bowl over the pot, add the dark and milk chocolate in the bowl, and stir until melted and smooth.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs and sugar until creamy (about 5 – 7 minutes)

Add in orange juice and olive oil.

Then add cocoa powder and using a spatula, mix well.

In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Mix well.

Gradually add the dry ingredients into the creamy egg mixture, gradually mixing it.

Add the orange zest and mix.

Add in the melted chocolate and mix.

Line a baking pan with parchment paper. (11 x 9-inch pan, or any rectangular baking pan close to those dimensions)

Pour mixture into pan.

Bake for 35 minutes – 40 minutes.

Ingredients for Icing:

3 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
3 TBSP orange juice
3 TBSP unsalted butter
3 TBSP sugar

Directions for Icing

Cook all the ingredients in a small heavy saucepan over low heat, constantly whisking until the icing is smooth.

Serving suggestion: Drizzle with caramel sauce and a few dollops of whipped cream or ice-cream.

A small portion goes a long way to tease, invigorate and sate your taste buds, and appetite for something sinfully sweet and delicious.

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