Preparation / Directions:
Place sugar and butter in bowl. Attach bowl and flat beater. Turn to speed 6 and beat 15 seconds. Stop and scrape bowl. Add egg and molasses. Turn to speed 4 and beat 30 seconds, until well combined.
Combine flour, soda, cinnamon, ground ginger, salt, and cloves. Turn to speed 2 and add 1/3 of the flour mixture alternately with 1/2 of the water, beating 10 seconds after each addition. Repeat until all ingredients are used. Stop and scrape bowl. Turn to speed 4 and beat 10 seconds.
Pour batter into greased 8x8x2-inch pan. Bake at 350 F for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm.