I am a great fan of Delia, enjoying lots of her fantastic recipes over many years.
Recently I tried making the Chocolate Beer Cake but had a problem when making the icing which thickened almost right away making it difficult to spread on the cake. I ended up having to roll out the icing and placing it on the top of the cake. The flavour was great but it did not have the expected glossy appearance. I did use traditional butter rather than spreadable. Would that be the reason for this problem? Thank you, Debbie