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Red Star® Cake (Fresh) Yeast

Red Star Yeast | Cake (Fresh) Yeast

Red Star® Cake (Fresh) Yeast

2oz. Foil-wrapped cakes

Cake Yeast, also known as wet, fresh or compressed yeast, has been used for decades by veteran bakers and is still popular today. Cake Yeast is available in limited markets in the midwest and northeastern U.S.

Cake yeast is very perishable, requiring constant refrigeration to retain its freshness and activity. We recommend using it within 10 days of purchase.

RED STAR® Cake Yeast is available in 2-ounce foil-wrapped cakes. For traditional baking, dissolve cake yeast in warm (90°-95°F) liquids. Use 1/3 of a 2 oz. cake to rise up to 4 cups, approximately 1-pound, of flour. One 2-ounce cake is adequate for 12 cups of flour. For bread machine use on regular cycles, use 80°F liquids. Cake yeast is not recommended for use in one-hour or less bread machine cycles.

See our Yeast & Baking Lessons section for more information on Active Dry Yeast Usage, Conversion Table and Shelf Life & Storage.

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