Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. Line standard cupcake tin with cupcake liners. I ended up with about 33 cupcakes from this recipe. Set aside
In a medium bowl combine, flour, baking powder,ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Whisk to mix together and set aside.
In a small bowl mix hot water and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large bowl mix, brown sugar, butter and vegetable oil together with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
Beat in molasses until well combined.
Add baking soda/water mixture alternating with dry ingredients until well combined.
Mix in eggs one at a time until well combined .
Fill each cupcake liner with about 1/4 cup of the batter. Place in the middle rack of preheated oven and bake for about 18-20 minutes.