Carrot cakes can be made even better, thanks to the substitutions and changes seen here. These contain a whopping 13 ingredients, including buttermilk, applesauce, eggs, flour, ground cloves, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and, of course, grated carrots. The resulting cupcakes are very moist, and quite tasty, making the work worthwhile. The frosting is a cream cheese buttercream to which cinnamon and meringue powder have been added. Are you sure that you only want to eat one?
Source Curly Girl Kitchen