1Preheat oven to 140 C (120 C fan-forced).
2Line base and side of a deep 20-cm round cake pan with one layer of brown paper and two layers of baking paper, extending paper 5-cm above top of pan.
3Place basic fruit mix in a large bowl. Stir in butter, eggs, and sifted flour and soda. Spread mixture into pan; level top.
4Bake cake for 2½ hours or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
5Brush hot cake with brandy. Cover hot cake with foil; wrap in a clean towel. Cool the cake in the pan overnight.
Recipe & Photo: BauerSyndication.com.au