Here is the recipe; I have this typed up in an old folder- I have no idea where I got it from except I have a crazy idea I was watching a tv cooking show years ago and wrote it down. So apologies to whoever invented this recipe!
4 mandarins cut into quarters
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup almond meal
1/3 cup rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
Throw the fruit into a processor and blitz till they break down into a pulp.
Beat the eggs and sugar together for about 5 minutes
Scatter the dry ingredients over the egg and sugar mixture
Then add the fruit pulp and mix gently but well. You don't want to destroy all the lovely air you have beaten into it.
Grease and line the base of a springform tin and bake in a 180C oven for 40 minutes or till a skewer comes out clean.
While the cake is baking, make a syrup to go over it.
You will need another 4 mandarins to make up 1 cup of juice, and 1/2 cup sugar.
Place the juice and sugar into a small saucepan, and bring gently to a boil, then simmer it for 5 minutes.
Pour your warm syrup over the still warm cake and let it soak in. This makes a delicious and moist cake, best eaten with a spoon.