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:
1785–95

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yeast cake
 
n
chiefly (US), (Canadian) living yeast cells compressed with starch into a cake, for use in baking or brewing

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Repeat as with the first baking and add sponge batter instead of yeast cake.
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