Heat oven to 350° F.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, whisk together the oil, molasses, coconut sugar, egg, ginger, vanilla, and ½ cup boiling water.
Slowly stir in the flour mixture until just combined.
Add the apples last, folding generously to disperse evenly throughout the mixture. Pour batter into a cast-iron skillet (or cooking vessel of your choice).
Bake for 45 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
Let cool for at least 10 minutes.
Enjoy as a dessert or breakfast/snack cake with a cup of coffee.