yeast cake

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

1785–95 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
yeast cake
chiefly (US), (Canadian) living yeast cells compressed with starch into a cake, for use in baking or brewing

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