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yeast cake

noun
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
1785-1795
1785-95
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  • Repeat as with the first baking and add sponge batter instead of yeast cake.
British Dictionary definitions for yeast cake

yeast cake

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