Orange Carrot and Lemon Brownie Recipe from our friends at The Kitchen Tube. This delicious and tasty recipe of gooey brownies will awaken the senses.
This recipe was inspired by the famous Italian ACE drink, which combines the flavours of oranges, carrots and lemons to produce brownies that aren’t too sweet and will satisfy even the most demanding foodie.
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Orange Carrot and Lemon Brownie Recipe
For the Brownies:
- 200 ml Sour Cream
- 2 Carrots
- 170 g Caster sugar
- 30 g CoccoMio 🥥Coconut Oil
- 240 g Flour
- 1 Orange - unwaxed
- 1 Lemon - unwaxed
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1 pinch Salt
Decoration and Glaze
- 1 Orange - unwaxed
- 1/2 Lemon - unwaxed
- Icing sugar
- You will not need special tools for this cake, you can create it in one bowl. The English like to call these sweets fast and uncomplicated "one bowl cake", just for the shameless simplicity of the dessert. There are some steps that I recommend to get a result really ... woooow!
- Wash the orange and the lemon and remove the zest, be careful to remove only the colored part, otherwise the cake will become bitter. Of the lemon you will only need the rind of half a fruit, while for the orange the whole fruit. Once the right amount is obtained, pass it in the bowl and work it with coconut oil for a few minutes with the help of a marisa or a spoon. the coconut oil fat will help the essential oils to get rid more easily. Add the grated carrots and stir, adding the sour cream.
- Squeeze the orange and half lemon juice and add it to the sour cream mixture.Stir calmly by diluting the mixture well and insert the sugar while continuing to work the dough.
- Lastly, we will add the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Stir in the flour being careful not to create lumps and you are ready for the oven. Pour the dough into a baking dish 22cm in diameter and cook for 30min at 180 ° C.
- If you wish you could stop here, wait for the cake to be completely cooked, checking with the toothpick test and glaze it as soon as it comes out of the oven, but if you want the effect you see in the picture there is still a step to follow. It's up to you to decide how to decorate your Brownie .
- If you want to recreate the decoration you have to cut thin slices of orange and lemon, after having washed them thoroughly, wait for the cake to have passed the first 10 minutes in the oven, take the cake out of the oven and quickly arrange the slices and reinforce immediately for the remaining time. I know, the temptation to immediately put the slices on the cake is very high, but trust me they will sink into the raw dough or if they are too thin they will burn during cooking.
- Once the cake is ready to be frosted, whether you've decided to decorate it or leave it bare and raw, take the juice of half an orange and add 2-3 tablespoons of icing sugar. The Glaze must be beautiful liquid, it is not the icing that we would put on a hard and compact doughnut. In this case, the icing helps us to make the dessert even juicier and will give us that intriguing sugar crust as soon as it has dried.
- I told you that these sweets are really easy and fast to make. What I didn't tell you, is the incredible aroma that will fill your kitchen. Well, see it as a bonus. Enjoy your brownies everyone, till next time.
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