15 mistakes everyone makes when baking a cake

So you're setting out to bake a cake from scratch because dessert is very important to you. Awesome stance. Maybe you're making a cake to win over your co-workers. Bribery works best where sugar and butter are involved. Or perhaps you've been tasked with bringing dessert to a potluck. Be the hero amid all the bland dips and stale chips. Whatever your reason for baking a cake, you'll want to avoid the common pitfalls.

Baking a cake is a lot of fun and very relaxing once you've prepped for it and nailed the basics. Read on and steer clear of some common cake baking mistakes, and you'll be on your way to sugary bliss in no time.