I am not a cook, and was a little worried about how my first cake would come out. It was great! My kids love it! It was really easy to make, and immediately took away my concerns about baking. The directions were easy to follow, and produced a cake that is very moist inside and fluffy. I'd say it was better than my mother's home-made cakes in terms of texture (lighter, moister, fluffier).
I'd gladly make this cake again -- it might become one of my all-time favorites. FYI, since I don't know much about cooking, I followed the directions exactly as written, and if I cooked the cake again, that's how I'd do it.