In a mixing bowl , add ½ Cup Butter and 1 cup castor sugar either white or brown .
Beat butter and sugar untill it turns creamy.
Now break in 1 Egg and beat untill it turns light anf frothy.
Add eggs 1 by 1 and beat until its light and frothy.
Now add prepared caramel syrup and beat untill everything is well incorporated.
Sieve All purpose flour, spice powder , baking powder, baking soda and salt together .
Add all dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
Gently mix everythng following cut and fold pattern.
Coat soaked dry fruits and nuts with 1 Tbsp of all purpose flour . This is done to ensure that dry fruits does not sink to bottom while baking.
Add flour coated dry fruits , nuts and orange zest to the cake batter and mix well gently following cut fold pattern.
Line the baking loaf pan with parchment paper, pour the cake batter.
Sprinkle some nuts on top and bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg Celsius.
Bake for about 48 - 50 minutes or till the knife/ tooth pick inserted at the center comes out clean.
Transfer baked cake on to a wired rack , once it cools down , cut into thick slices and serve.