Snack cake

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Snack cake
Hostess Twinkies snack cakes
Main ingredientsCake base, icing

Snack cakes are a type of baked dessert confectionery made with cake, sugar, and icing.



The main manufacturer in Canada is Vachon Inc. which makes and distributes such products as May West, Jos. Louis, Passion Flakie, and Ah Caramel!.

United States[edit]

Little Debbie Zebra Cake

Snack cakes can be found in many American supermarkets and convenience stores, sold either individually or by the box. Examples include Drake's Devil Dogs, Twinkies and zebra cakes. Well-known American manufacturers of snack cakes include Hostess, Little Debbie, Dolly Madison,Tastykake and Drake's. In 2004, the snack-cake industry in the US experienced major consolidation, which resulted in fewer products being offered to consumers.[1] For example, Dolly Madison zingers, Hostess brand Twinkies, and Drake's coffee cakes were all solely produced by the now-defunct Interstate Bakeries Corporation.[1]

United Kingdom[edit]

Jaffa cakes are a popular type of biscuit-like snack cake in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Snack cake cross-brand equivalencies (US brands)[edit]

The following is a chart of equivalent products produced by major snack cake labels.

Entenmann's Hostess Drake's Little Debbie Tastykake Sara Lee
Sponge Creme Cupcake Twinkie Zoinks! Cloud Cakes Dreamies Golden Creme Cakes
Ho Hos Yodels Swiss Cake Rolls Swiss Rolls
Ding Dong Ring Ding Cocoa Cremes Chocolate Bells
Suzy Q's Devil Dog Devil Cremes Chocolate Kremies
Chocolate Creme Cupcakes CupCake Yankee Doodle Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes Chocolate Creme Cupcakes
Glazed Honey Buns Honey Bun Honey Buns Glazed & Frosted Honey Buns Glazed Honey Buns
Butterscotch Cake Butterscotch Zinger Butterscotch Krimpet
Chocolate Zinger Chocolate Krimpet

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Piece of cake (article) - from All Business website, February 1, 2004.