About 1/2 cup pure maple syrup for topping of the cake
2Tbspof powder sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon for top of frosting
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
Combine milk, oil, molasses and brown sugar in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Heat up the ingredients but don't simmer, while stirring. After the liquids have heated through, take off heat. Let them cool a bit before whisking in eggs so that you don't cook the eggs.
Whisk eggs into liquid ingredients until all smooth.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, cinnamon and ground cloves.
Whisk liquid ingredients into dry ingredients until all combined and smooth. Pour into prepared baking dish and make sure it is spread evenly. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Make sure to do a toothpick test before taking cake out of the oven.
Poke small holes all over the top of the cake, but not all the way through, and drizzle with pure maple syrup. (Now smell it...oh yea!)
While cake is cooling, prepare frosting.
Beat cream cheese, molasses and brown sugar with an electric mixer, on medium to high speed, for 2 minutes. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl and beat it for another 2 minutes.
Fold in whipped topping until all incorporated and smooth.
When cake is completely cooled, spread frosting evenly.
Optional: dust it with powder sugar/cinnamon mixture.
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