This heavenly cake melts in your mouth and is doubly rich with cocoa and chocolate chips.


  • > cup cake flour
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 11/4 cups egg whites -- at room temperature (approximately 8 large)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 11/2 cups superfine sugar
  • 11/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven; set to convection at 325F.

Sift flour and cocoa together 4 to 5 times until cocoa is completely incorporated. Stir in pepper and set aside. In a larger mixer bowl, beat egg whites and salt together for a few seconds, then add cream of tartar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in sugar 1/4 cup at a time; fold in vanilla. Fold in flour/cocoa mixture 1/4 cup at a time; fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into ungreased 10-inch angel food cake pan. Cook in convection oven at 325F for 28 to 30 minutes. Immediately invert cake over a funnel or glass bottle. Cool completely before removing from pan.

For traditional (non-convection) baking:

Preheat and bake setting: 350:F Time: 28 to 30 minutes

Makes 12 servings.

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Submitted 9/26/05.
Source: Thermador
Submitted By: Angel
Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake