1 Preheat the oven and prep the cake pan: Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease and lightly flour a 9×13-inch cake pan or spray the pan liberally with nonstick baking spray. Set the pan aside.
2 Sift together the dry ingredients: In a large bowl, use a spatula or whisk to combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and salt.
Fold a piece of parchment or foil in half and set it next to the bowl. Use a measuring cup to scoop the mixture into a sifter and sift the ingredients together 3 to 4 times over the parchment. When finished, transfer the dry ingredients back to the bowl. Aerating the flour this way helps the cake bake up as light as possible. Set the dry ingredients aside.
3 Combine the eggs and sugar: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl, whip together the eggs and sugar on…