How NOT to make a simple cake

What the hell is wrong with my cooking! I can't even make a simple cake from a packet without this happening. Give me your help please...

So I mentioned that I wanted to learn to cook this year.  I think it’s about time I worked on this problem.  In fairness I never had a good example of good home cooking when I was a child and growing up.  My mother’s idea of a fabulous meal was meat cooked until it was so hard and dry that you had to add gravy just to make it edible, teamed with vegetables that had been boiled in heavily salted water for at least an hour.  Add a can of ready-made rice pudding for dessert and that was a gourmet … Continue reading