Cupcakes and beer aren’t natural bedfellows - but Belgian brewer Liefmans is looking to change that.

It is encouraging bakers to include its Fruitesse brand in cupcakes with the creation of a strawberry & lime cupcake recipe that uses 100ml of the beer, which launched in 2010.

The beer - made with cherries, elderberries, strawberries and raspberries - was suitable for drinking with sweet foods, said the brewer, which has put the cupcake recipe on its blog.