No bars, bites and breads, real cakes that can be used to celebrate every occasion!

Luckily gluten-free and plant based treats have become more readily available in the form of healthy bars, bites and (banana) breads. The only thing we seemed to be missing was traditional cakes! Vegan cake that you can enjoy with the entire family without having to feel left out, 100% gluten-free cakes for celiacs but just as tasty so that the entire party can enjoy it. And a sugar-free cake for my grandma who is diabetic, but doesn’t want to be reminded of that. Tasty and delicious cakes that everyone can enjoy without having to mention that they are diet-friendly. The days that you have to eat your dietary muffin in solitude are over, time for OKayks!

The face behind OKayks

When Khaoula brought a homemade gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan cake for a friend’s birthday, she hoped for success. Instead, she had to eat the cake herself as her friends weren’t really fond of the “healthy” cake. ‘It hurt my feelings at first, but I do have to admit that I am an absolute foodie but not so much a baker’. It did trigger her however that all the recipes are available to make cakes more inclusive for anyone to enjoy but that bakeries were reluctant to hop on that trend. That was the spark that ignited OKayks.

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One thing we really wanted to stay away from is the realm of dietary sweets only having to come in bars, bites and (banana) breads. We wanted real cake that people could enjoy on birthdays, celebrations and that family and friends could gather round without even noticing that it was a ‘special’ or a dietary cake. Talking to some of our early users it really broke our heart hearing stories about people not being able to visit birthday parties as the hosts couldn’t meet their dietary wishes and it created unsafe situations for kids with severe allergies and/or intolerances.Have a celebration coming up? Don’t forget about these to-dos!

No bars, bites and breads, real cakes that can be used to celebrate every occasion!

Luckily gluten-free and plant based treats have become more readily available in the form of healthy bars, bites and (banana) breads. The only thing we seemed to be missing was traditional cakes! Vegan cake that you can enjoy with the entire family without having to feel left out, 100% gluten-free cakes for celiacs but just as tasty so that the entire party can enjoy it. And a sugar-free cake for my grandma who is diabetic, but doesn’t want to be reminded of that. Tasty and delicious cakes that everyone can enjoy without having to mention that they are diet-friendly. The days that you have to eat your dietary muffin in solitude are over, time for OKayks!

The face behind OKayks

When Khaoula brought a homemade gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan cake for a friend’s birthday, she hoped for success. Instead, she had to eat the cake herself as her friends weren’t really fond of the “healthy” cake. ‘It hurt my feelings at first, but I do have to admit that I am an absolute foodie but not so much a baker’. It did trigger her however that all the recipes are available to make cakes more inclusive for anyone to enjoy but that bakeries were reluctant to hop on that trend. That was the spark that ignited OKayks.

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OKayks’ mission is to offer cakes that are OK for everyone! Celebrations that are inclusive and safe for people with allergies, intolerances, certain beliefs or those following a diet. OKayks wants everyone to say yes to that piece of cake and people to enjoy one cake together. But that didn’t come without its challenges. Classic cakes like a ‘slagroomtaart’ or a red velvet cake are almost impossible to find without gluten or dairy products. And at-home baking was not an option for Khaoula. With a background of ‘corporate problem-solving as she used to refer to her work as a consultant and operations manager, she worked hard on designing a solution. She partnered with specialist bakeries for the production of the cakes. An exclusively gluten-free bakery for celiac-safe gluten-free cakes and a plant-based bakery that has years of experience baking vegan cakes and pastries. After analysing, experimenting and testing the logistics, OKayks was ready. Ready to provide you and everyone else with something to celebrate with exceptionally tasty gluten-free and vegan cakes.

Vegan Red Velvet

Fluweelzachte Red Velvet cake 100% vegan

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Gluten-free Slagroomtaart

Dutch Classic Slagroomtaart 100% gluten-free!

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Vegan Chocolate Cake

Rich chocolate cake Vegan and Lactose-free!

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