Why is my cake burning on the bottom and the top is not done. I must not have the oven rack in the right place. If I want the cake to bake less on the bottom, what position should the rack be in.
A sheet of aluminum foil under the pan can help prevent burning on the bottom.
If your oven heats unevenly you can also bake you cake with can pan on a sheet pan that is doubled up as well.(two sheet pans stack on top of each other) This helps with the bottom of cake (if you don't own a glass pan) from turning too dark too fast. Of course, you should in fact bake the cake in the center of the oven at best.
Moving it up should help. Also try a glass pan not a metal pan that will slow the heat transfer into the cake.