Place the dried fruits in a bowl and soak them with the orange juice. Let soak for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 9x5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray (or grease with butter).
In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the eggs and sugar until frothy and beginning to thicken (about 2-3 minutes).
In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and spices.
Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix well after each addition.
Add the soaked dried fruit and the liquid and mix together well.
Scrape batter into the loaf pan.
Bake for 1/2 on hour at 350 then lower the heat to 325 and bake for about another 20-30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.