I am currently appearing in a play in the West End and before I go to work I have tea with my two children. One of our favourite recipes is for chocolate fairy cakes. I originally used to make them with my mum when I was younger, and now my 11- and three-year-old sons love making them - in fact, we've got it down to a fine art. The butter and sugar mixture always causes a fight between James and Lennon as to who licks the spoon and empty bowl.

Fairy Cakes

3 eggs
6oz caster sugar
6oz of margarine
4oz self-raising flour.
2 oz of Cocoa
for the butter icing 3oz of butter
6oz of icing sugar - sieved


Cream the margarine and sugar together in a bowl.

Whisk the eggs and add a tablespoon at a time into the mixture. Then sift the flour and cocoa and fold into above. Line a cake or muffin tray with paper cake cases. Pour in the mixture and cook in pre-heated oven at 200ºC/400ºF/ gas mark 6. Cook for 10 to 15mins.

Patsy Kensit appears in 'See You Next Tuesday' at The Albery Theatre, London, with Nigel Havers and Ardal O'Hanlon until 11 Jan. Call 0870 060 6621