This cake drying device is constructed with polypropylene membrane filter plates which can be retrofitted for existing presses. This drying system is available in both side bar and overhead beam designs for semi-automatic or fully automatic presses. Consisting of a honeycomb structure, the press’s insulated heating elements guide the heat to the interior of the filter press in a fast and efficient manner. After the filtration stage, the heating elements are activated to start an energy-saving, low temperature drying process. Optional sources of energy that are available include: hot water or steam.