Drake’s cakes also making a return

NEW YORK — Twinkies aren’t the only cakes getting ready for a comeback — so are Drake’s cakes, which include Devil Dogs, Funny Bones, and Yodels.

After Hostess Brands Inc. went out of business last year, the company sold off its brands to a variety of buyers. Many of the most famous cakes — such as Twinkies, CupCakes, and Donettes — were purchased by a pair of investment firms that say they plan to have them back on shelves by July 15.

Drake’s cakes were snapped up by longtime Hostess rival McKee Foods, which makes Little Debbie snacks. McKee said in an e-mail Monday that Drake’s cakes should be back by ‘‘late summer/early fall.’’


It did not say which products it will roll out first or whether all Drake’s cakes would eventually return.

McKee Foods has gone head-to-head with Hostess on a variety of products. But McKee says it isn’t necessarily phasing out products that seem similar to each other. ‘‘Similar is just that — similar, not the same,’’ McKee spokesman Mike Gloekler wrote in an e-mail.