In small bowl, mix 1 3/4 cups of the flour, the baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. In medium bowl, beat brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. On low speed, beat in molasses. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with 1/2 cup buttermilk, beating after each addition just until smooth. Mix remaining 1/4 cup flour and the apples. Fold into batter. Pour into pan.