Sift together sugar, baking powder and flour.Add whole dates, cherries, walnut meats and Brazil nuts. Add 4 egg yolks, 1 cup sugar, brandy flavoring, orange juice or apricot juice, and vanilla. Mix all together real good.Fold in 4 stiffly beaten egg whites.Pour into tube pan, greased and floured. Bake in 250 degree oven 1 1/2 hours.Cool. Soak cheesecloth in brandy.Wrap cake in cheesecloth, then in foil.Glaze and decorate with candied cherries.Optional:1 cup coconut, 1 cup candied fruit or 1/2 cup orange peel.