I made these cupcakes using my Grandmother's Carrot Cake recipe. I like a maple icing with carrot cake, but you can substitute a standard cream cheese frosting if you prefer that instead. This fluffy maple icing is a variation on Seven Minute Icing, in this case using real maple syrup instead of making a syrup from sugar and water. I give you two icing options here, the fluffy maple icing and a maple buttercream.
For the Cake, use this recipe: Grandma Minnie's Carrot Cake
(I halved the recipe to make one dozen cupcakes)
For Maple Frostings, you can choose Fluffy Maple Icing or one of these Maple Buttercreams.