claire797 - No, I actually baked the white cake, whereas you posted the recipe for the yellow cake. But the method is still the same. Since you seemed to like the yellow cake, I think that's the next cake I'll try.
Sinclair - I meant a lighter frosting (not necessarily buttercream) that is more aerated and less sweet. Your melted white chocolate tip is really interesting....do you have more information regarding proportions?
I haven't tried any 7 minute frostings - how is the taste/texture different? From some of the recipes I see, it looks pretty fluffy.
I wouldn't recommend a 7 Minute frosting on a yellow or white cake. Seven Minute icing is *very* light and sweet and you said you didn't want a super-sweet icing, anyway. I think Seven Minute is generally used on angel Food and chiffon type cakes. I'd go with a simple whipped buttercream if I were you -- not a true buttercream with egg yolks, but a basic butter/vanilla/sugar icing that you've whipped a lot of air into. If you have a KitchenAid, it's pretty easy.Basic Whipped Buttercream
1 cup butter (European Style is best)
1 tsp. vanilla extract or a different extract if you prefer (orange?)
4 cups (approximately 1 pound) sifted confectioners' sugar
2-4 tablespoons milk
Cream butter and shortening with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Add sugar one cup at a time beating well. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl. When all sugar has been mixed in, add milk and continue to beat until fluffy.
Store frosting in refrigerator. Keeps for up to two weeks in refrigerator in a airtight container. Rewhip before using.
Makes 1 1/2 cups frosting.
Another one you could try is this one. It is very light in texture, not fluffy and stiff but creamy.Whipped Cream Icing
1 small size box instant French Vanilla pudding
Milk (about a cup)
1 cup whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
Prepare pudding using half the milk called for on the box (I think it's one cup).
In a separate bowl, whip the whipping cream.
Fold pudding and whipped cream together.
Add vanilla and sugar. Stir well.