Combine apricots, figs, pears, candied fruit and raisins in a saucepan. Add butter, milk and sugar and mix well. Bring to a boil.
Add baking soda, mix and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Once mixture is cool, add flours, cinnamon, ground ginger and clove. Mix well. Beat well eggs and fold into mixture.
Line bottom of a round or rectangular pan with parchment paper.
Butter and flour pan. Pour preparation into pan and bake in preheated oven to 350°F (180°C) for 1 ½ - 2 hours or until tester comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack for 30 minutes. Invert on a serving dish. Dust over with confectioners’ sugar.