What causes a cake to sink in the middle?
I can only think of 2 reasons
1. you filled the pan with too much batter and the amount of cake couldn't cook in the allotted time, or
2. You took it out of the oven too soon
Make sure your eggs are at room temp when you mix them in, add one egg at a time and alternate with some flour. Don't cook in a too hot an oven and leave to cool slightly in the oven once cooking has finished (with the oven off).
When putting your mixture into the cake tins slightly indent the middle
It does sound like the cake wasn't baked long enough. Next time try doing the toothpick test or at the very least wait until the cake pulls away from the edges of the pan.
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