MAKE SURE TO CAREFULLY MEASURE YOUR INGREDIENTS
Be sure to carefully measure your ingredients to ensure you are getting the right amount of everything.
MAKE SURE TO BAKE IT ACCORDING TO THE RECIPE
Be sure to bake your cake for the amount of time the recipe you are using calls for. Use a toothpick to check if your cake is done. If it comes out clean, your cake is done, if not, put it back in the oven for a few more minutes.