Beat butter at medium speed with mixer 2 minutes. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed 5 minutes. add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition just til yellow disappears.
Mix flour, baking soda, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix at low speed just til blended after each addition. Stir in brandy and remaining ingredients.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 325 for 1 1/2 hours or til wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack. Makes 1 ten inch tube cake.