Bakery and patisserie Just Desserts has linked up with fellow Yorkshire business the Black Sheep Brewery to create a chocolate beer cake.

The 28-year-old chocolate fudge cake recipe has been adapted and infused with Riffwelter beer - a strong ale - to make a malty-chocolate cake for the brewery’s visitor centre and bar/bistro.

Derek Ballantyne, head chef, Black Sheep Brewery bistro said: “We invited the team to help us develop a beer-infused cake, as we aimed to introduce a new indulgent dessert in our bar/bistro to capitalise on the coffee and cake culture. 

“We are also selling the beer cake at our visitor centre, as we wanted tourists and customers to take home a little slice of the Yorkshire Dales. It’s great that we have been able to work with a fellow Yorkshire business which is as passionate about quality as we are.”

James O’Dwyer, managing director, Just Desserts said: “We took one of our tried-and-tested recipes and substituted beer for the liquid and, after much development to get the taste, texture and quality just right, we think we have baked a cake with character.”