My cake didn't turn out quite right! Help!

Hi Kel... HELP! I made this cake for the second time thinking it would improve. I promise I followed your recipe to a T ... went out and purchased the right size tin with no removable base. It took 1 1/2 hrs to bake! Top was hard, I used fan forced but took the temp down a little. The first cake was the same but it did taste great. Got better as the days went by. But I want the cake to cook and come out nice from the oven!! What am I doing wrong? I also used some of the mix to make cupcakes and they were FAB! Cheers, Kaz (Sydney)

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