Preheat oven to 350°
Grease a 10" fluted tube pan
In a medium bowl, stir together the first seven ingredients (through cloves)
In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds
Gradually add both sugars, beating on medium speed until combined.
Beat in the eggs, apple butter and milk just until combined
Add flour mixture, beating on low just until combined.
Stir in pecans.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake 50-60 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched and a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool in pan, on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan; cool on rack for 15 minutes or more. Drizzle with icing and cool completely.