Gave up on cakes..
Made one which turned out to be just ok, a borderline case between cake and a really big biscuit. (yeah so it was not so soft as I would have liked. So what.. it tasted fine)
Turns out I am not capable of cooking dishes which require insane amounts of butter/cream and sugar. So no more cakes or puddings. Will have to do with the bakery variety.
On the other hand, i have started pastas. Just put one in the oven right now. The recipe says wait for 30 minutes.
I havnt got the patience.