Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line the bottom and sides of a loaf pan with parchment paper.
In stand mixer cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg is added.
In a small bowl whisk the CUP4CUP flour, cloves, cinnamon and baking powder.
Add dry ingredients alternating with the milk and vanilla.
Beat for a couple of minutes until mixture is smooth.
Fold in the pecans.
Pour the batter into the loaf pan and top with the ground pecans.
Bake for 45-55 minutes.
Check the loaf with a long toothpick to assure middle of loaf is done.
Let loaf cool in pan before removing.