Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
Using a hand mixer, beat together butter, molasses, vanilla, brown sugar, and eggs in a large bowl.
Add in flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt.
Again, beat together until combined.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
Then, cover pan with tin foil (that’s been sprayed with cooking spray to prevent sticking), and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Remove from oven, remove the tin foil, and cool.
If serving without cream cheese frosting, serve these warm with vanilla ice cream.
Cover leftovers and store at room temperature.