Orange Chocolate Brownies | Vegan | #RecipeADayMay

Hi everyone and welcome to the final instalment of my Recipe A Day May series! Today’s recipe is a deliciously gooey batch of orange chocolate brownies. I knew I wanted to end this series on something sweet and…unhealthy and I could not be happier with the final result.  

Before we get into the recipe I would just like to say, it’s 6pm on May 31st and I have just hit my monthly view target. Not only has this series given me my best month ever, but I’ve also surpassed my previous best month by almost 1500 views so a huge thank you to everyone who has stopped by this month. I’m eternally grateful for the huge amount of support this series has received and all the lovely comments you’ve left (which I’m very sorry I haven’t had time to reply to). Again, thank you. Now, let’s bake! 

This recipe sadly does contain gluten, nuts and soy. Although it could be made nut free if you switched the milk. It is however dairy free and vegan, as always.  

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cook time: 25 minutes 

Serves: 12 brownies 


  • 175g self-raising four 
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao  
  • 175g brown sugar 
  • Juice and zest of one orange 
  • ¾ cup almond milk (approximately, have a little extra) 
  • 100g orange dark chocolate 
  • 3 drops orange oil or a tsp orange extract  
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil 


  1. Preheat oven to 180°c and line a baking tin with greaseproof paper. 
  2. Sieve the flour and cacao powder into a large mixing bowl then stir in the sugar and orange zest.  
  3. Melt the chocolate either in a microwave or in a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water then set aside for a few minutes. If you’re using a microwave, check it every 15 seconds to make sure it doesn’t burn.  
  4. Put the orange juice in a measuring cup then top the cup up with almond milk until you have one full cup of liquid in total.  
  5. Stir in the cup of liquid, sunflower oil, orange oil and melted chocolate. Mix thoroughly to combine.  
  6. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking tin and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes. When done they should be cooked on the outside and slightly gooey in the centre.  
  7. Leave to cool for 5-10 minutes then place on a wire cooling rack before slicing.  

Serve and enjoy! 

I’ll be stuffing my face with these this evening. Thank you again for joining me this month. I’ll be back to my regular posting schedule from today so I’ll be back with another recipe on Sunday. 

Which recipe has been your favourite this month? I’ll be telling you mine next week.  

Until next time,  


To catch up with #RecipeADayMay and pick your favourite(!), click here. Or click here for more sugary goodness.  



  1. 31st May 2018 / 8:03 pm

    OMG these look amazing!! I absolutely love orange chocolate and have never had the flavour in brownies so would love to try them!

  2. 31st May 2018 / 8:06 pm

    These look gorgeous and the recipe seems really simple! Thanks for sharing, this is definitely something I want to try as I love orange chocolate flavoured things! Congratulations on hitting your blog target, you deserve it with how committed you’ve been posting every day!

    Jess //

  3. 31st May 2018 / 8:09 pm

    Oh my gosh, these are making my mouth water! I recently had a raw brownie that was delish and it was from Aldi, believe it or not! There’s a brand in there called The Foodie Market and they sell brownie bars in a 3 pack box for about £1.50 or cheaper and they’re yum! They do peanut butter, and choc orange! They’re definitely veggie friendly and milk free but I’m not sure if they’re vegan! Thought I’d let you know in case you crave them but haven’t got time bake some of these bad boys x

  4. 31st May 2018 / 8:12 pm

    I’ve never thought of mixing chocolate and orange together! I can only imagine the taste The cake looks tasty! Hopefully if I manage to try it, it’ll look and taste the same as yours Thank you for sharing this recipe! Ps. I’ve just become a new reader 🙂

    Tyas |

  5. 31st May 2018 / 8:18 pm

    They look so yummy!! Might have to make these my next bake!!!

  6. 31st May 2018 / 8:18 pm

    They look so yummy!! Might have to make these my next bake!!!

  7. 31st May 2018 / 10:41 pm

    Oh my goodness!! That sounds delicious.. Definitely have to try making these.

  8. 31st May 2018 / 11:56 pm

    These look absolutely insane! They look so good! I’m moving into a new house soon so I may try and make these for the house warming party!

    Congratulations on your best month yet! You’ve got a new follower in me!

  9. 1st June 2018 / 12:32 am

    These look delightful!

  10. Ayse
    1st June 2018 / 8:16 pm

    Omg I love chocolate orange and brownies and the combination of both is just amazing! Deffo need to try this asap!

  11. 1st June 2018 / 8:22 pm

    These look amazing Sophie! This is definitely one of my favourites from this month, it looks absolutely delicious. I could eat one right now. Your photography is fantastic too. Great post and you have done incredibly well to blog everyday! xx

    Bexa |

  12. 1st June 2018 / 8:27 pm

    These look absolutely delisious! I have wanted to start getting into baking again so will have to save this recipe for later! X

  13. Zoe Jackson
    1st June 2018 / 8:34 pm

    Firstly a huge congratulations on your views that is amazing! Your recipes are so good & I love you photography. These orange chocolate brownies look utterly delicious!

  14. Zoe Jackson
    1st June 2018 / 8:37 pm

    Firstly congratulations on your views, that is awesome. Your recipes are all amazing but these look so delicious! I love chocolate orange.

  15. 1st June 2018 / 8:38 pm

    These look delicious! I bet they taste incredible x

    Ashleigh |

  16. 1st June 2018 / 8:39 pm

    Those look delicious! I’m kind of hungry now.

  17. 1st June 2018 / 9:17 pm

    These look sooo stodgy, chocolatey and gorgeous! Just the way that brownies should look and I can’t believe they’re vegan too. You are absolutely KILLING it with your content recently girl and this has got to be one of my favourite recipes to date! Chocolate orange is my absolute favourite and I’ve no doubt that these taste just as gorgeous as they look! Congrats on the views too, that’s incredible!
    Alice Xx

  18. 1st June 2018 / 10:28 pm

    These look so good! The recipe seems quite simple too! Maybe I’ll have to try a batch of my own, thanks for sharing! x

  19. 1st June 2018 / 11:29 pm

    They look fantastic!
    Shame I can’t get self-raising flower here… would love to try your brownies.
    Any idea what I could use instead?

  20. 2nd June 2018 / 2:45 am

    You’ve done a GREAT job with your recipe a day in May. It was nice seeing all of the different recipes. The orange chocolate brownies look delicious. Glad it turned out really nicely. Thanks for sharing :)!

    Nancy ♥

  21. 3rd June 2018 / 4:28 pm

    These look amazing!! You deserve all the views for how hard you’ve worked! I don’t know how you did it! Blogmas and vlogmas last year almost killed me x

  22. 3rd June 2018 / 9:43 pm

    Oh wow, these look absolutely incredible! I never bake but you have inspired me

  23. 5th June 2018 / 7:03 pm

    I love the combination of chocolate and orange and in a brownie it sounds heavenly.

  24. 18th June 2018 / 8:01 pm

    I’ve never thought about using orange juice to create the orange flavour, but I guess makes sense! This seems really easy and yummy

    Kate xx

  25. 21st June 2018 / 7:35 pm

    I am not even that much of a brownie fan but my mouth was watering at your description of these!! They sound amazing!! x

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