Prepare the ingredients. Bring the unsalted butter to room temperature and cut into 1 cm cubes. Mash the banana with a fork.
Put the ingredients into the bread machine in the order of butter, sugar, eggs, pancake mix, banana.
Choose the "cake" setting and press start.
When the machine beeps, open the lid and scrape down the sides of the bread pan with a rubber spatula. Press start.
Take the cake out of the bread pan as soon as it's finished. Cool on a rack and it's done!!
The longer you leave it, the more moist and tasty it will become. Once it has cooled, cover with plastic wrap to store.
Adjust the amount of bananas to your taste. If you use 2 (about 150 g) the cake will be moister and more fragrant when finished.
Story Behind this Recipe
I love using my bread machine. I tried making my usual pancake mix banana cake in the machine and it worked fantastic. No need to mix! No need to prep a pound cake tin either! By using pancake mix, you avoid the hassle measuring and sifting flour!
I used a Panasonic Home Bakery bread machine to make this. Your bread machine may differ, so please follow its instructions for baking cakes. Scraping down the flour on the inside of the pan halfway through ensures that the surface of the cake will bake nicely and evenly.