Fudgy Brownies with Orange Ganache

fudgy brownies with orange ganache

Recipe by Jackie Newgent, RDN

  • Makes 18 browniesServings


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 sticks salted butter, melted
  • 2 cups natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 lb. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • Dried orange slices, for garnish


Preheat oven to 325°. In large bowl, whisk eggs and vanilla. Whisk in sugar, then butter. Stir in cocoa powder and flour. Pour into parchment-lined 9-by-13- inch baking pan. Bake until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs attached, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool. In medium pan, stir chocolate and cream over medium-low heat until melted; mix in zest. Frost brownies, garnish with Dried Orange Slices, and cut into pieces.