With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F). Butter three 15 x 7.5-cm (6 x 3-inch) loaf pans and line with a strip of parchment paper, letting it hang over both sides.
In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Set aside.
In another bowl, cream butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. At low speed, add dry ingredients.
With a spatula, stir fruit and nut mixture into batter. Spread in pans and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a cake come out clean. Let cool. Remove from pans and let completely cool on a wire rack.
Brush cake with 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of Brandy or Grand Marnier. Repeat twice a week for one month. Keep in a cool area in a sealable container or bag until ready to serve.
Slice cakes thinly.
Recipes with the "Healthy Pick" stamp have been evaluated by a registered dietitian member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.