Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease sides of a 9 by 3-inch round baking pan with nonstick cooking spray or butter.
For topping: Beat the melted butter and brown sugar together in a small bowl. Spread mix over the bottom of prepared baking pan. Arrange 6 pineapple slices around the edge of the pan and 1 in the middle. Place a cherry in the middle of each ring, and the rest between slices at the edges.
For the Cake: Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger and cloves in a large bowl. In another large bowl, beat together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs 1at a time. Using a spatula, alternately fold in the flour mixture and the heavy cream and pineapple juice until blended. Spread batter over the pineapple slices and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Then run a metal spatula around the edge to loosen cake, invert a serving plate over the cake pan, and turn cake and plate over together. Remove cake from the pan, and serve the cake warm, with whipped cream.
Recipe courtesy of B. Smith