1: Avoid overmixing batter.

2: Measure ingredients accurately.

3: Preheat your oven properly.

4: Don't skip sifting dry ingredients.

5: Use fresh baking powder and soda.

6: Allow ingredients to come to room temperature.

7: Check oven temperature with an oven thermometer.

8: Don't open the oven too soon.

9: Let baked goods cool completely before cutting.