yeast cake

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noun

a small cake of compacted yeast for baking or the like.
a cake or sweet bread containing yeast as a leavening agent.

Origin of yeast cake

First recorded in 1785–95
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yeast cake


noun

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