Place 3 tablespoons of the butter in a 9-inch round nonstick cake pan. Coat sides of pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place pan in oven while heating to 325 degrees F. When butter is melted, remove pan from oven. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the sugar. Carefully fan apple slices, overlapping, in pan.
Sift flour, baking powder, cloves, allspice and salt into a medium-size bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat remaining 8 tablespoons butter and remaining 1 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs. Add half the flour mixture, then milk, then remaining flour. Beat until smooth. Pour into pan.
Bake cake at 325 degree F for 1 hour, or until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Run a thin knife around cake; invert onto a plate. Remove pan; replace any apple slices stuck to pan. Serve slightly warm with whipped cream. Makes 10 servings.