Nothing makes a birthday carrot cake cupcake (say that five times fast!) better than a little customization. Toasted pecans, apple sauce instead of oil, raisins, ground cloves and touch of ginger make these carrot cupcakes unique and just what the birthday girl wanted! Add in the other ingredients (traditional things like flour and sugar, bake, and then top with homemade vanilla maple buttercream frosting. Serve with a smile and enjoy!
Source Cookin Canuck