02/12/2010 09:02

 A very simple variation on the basic sponge cake, however it is guaranteed to put big smiles on the faces of chocolate     lovers.  You can also add ½ of chopped nuts just fold them in at the end.

Serves 8


5 egg whites

2 eggs

½  cup sugar

2 t pure vanilla extract

1 t almond extract

¼ cup water

1 cup unbleached flour

1 t baking powder

¼ t salt

½  cup mini chocolate chips 70% cocoa


In a clean bowl, beat egg whites, graduating adding ¼ cup sugar until stiff peaks form, set aside


Beat eggs with ¼ cup sugar, vanilla, almond extract and water.


Sift flour, baking powder and on top of egg mixture, mix in well.


Fold 1 cup of beaten egg whites into flour mixture and mix to lighten.


Pour batter into remaining beaten eggs whites and fold.


Gently fold in chocolate chips.


Spray a 10 inch tube pan with a nonstick spray, pour cake batter into pan, and bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 35 minutes.


Let cool 45 minutes before serving.


Per Serving: 198 Calories; 5g Fat (23.8% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 33g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 53mg Cholesterol; 173mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.