Cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
Stir in eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl add in flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
In another bowl whisk together molasses and very hot water until completely incorporated.
Mix half of the dry ingredients into the batter, alternating with half of the molasses, mixing after each addition until all the ingredients are incorporated together. Do not overmix.
Pour batter into a greased or parchment lined 8x8 inch pan.
Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes or until a tester comes out clean and the cake springs back when touched.
Garnish with whipped topping or ice cream.
The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 9 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**