Heat oven to 375º. Spray a 15 ½ x 10 ½ x 1-inch jelly-roll pan with cooking spray, line with parchment or wax paper and spray paper with additional spray.
In a small bowl, combine flour, corn starch, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
Separate egg whites and yolks into 2 large mixing bowls. Beat egg whites on medium-high speed until foamy. Gradually beat in ½ cup sugar. Continue to beat on high speed just until stiff peaks form. (I used my KitchenAid to beat the whites and my hand mixer to beat the yolks.)
Beat yolks with the remaining ¼-cup sugar and vanilla extract until thickened, about 3 minutes. On low speed, beat in flour mixture until blended. Stir in ¼ of beaten egg whites into mixture. Fold in remaining whites.
Spread in prepared pan; smooth top. Bake 12 - 14 minutes or until top springs back when gently pressed. Let cool 2 minutes on a wire rack.
Dust a clean towel with confectioners' sugar; loosen edges of the cake from the pan and invert cake onto towel. Remove pan; carefully peel off parchment. Starting from the short end, roll up cake in the towel; place seam side down on wire rack; cool completely.