yeast cake

  1. a small cake of compacted yeast for baking or the like.

  2. a cake or sweet bread containing yeast as a leavening agent.

Origin of yeast cake

First recorded in 1785–95

Words Nearby yeast cake Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use yeast cake in a sentence

  • Dissolve the yeast cake and add it to the milk and a sufficient amount of the flour to make a sponge.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • One pint flour, yeast cake; make a batter over night with warm milk and set it to rise.

  • Use one and one-half cups of this mixture in place of the yeast cake.

    Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book | Mary A. Wilson
  • Another Biddy, engaged by a friend of ours, having to make a yeast-cake, put it under her bed-clothes 'just to plump it a bit.'

    Town Life in Australia | R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  • As soon as I do, you can run right down for the yeast-cake, and this time I am sure you will not stop on the way.

    Peggy in Her Blue Frock | Eliza Orne White

British Dictionary definitions for yeast cake

yeast cake

  1. mainly US and Canadian living yeast cells compressed with starch into a cake, for use in baking or brewing

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