Drake's Cakes along with Twinkies to be back on shelves soon

Former Hostess brand could be available by late summer

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 in chunks 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 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 email Monday that some 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.

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