All of the recipes that I've tried have been too dense for my taste (in cupcake form anyways). I'm looking for a lighter, fluffier carrot cake, if such a thing exists. Something that will produce nicely domed cupcakes and is more of a typical cupcake consistancy than regular carrot cake. I would prefer if it didn't have nuts, pineapple, raisins, etc.
I don't know if it's lighter or fluffier, but try the recipe for orange carrot cake under the recipe section here on CC. Nuts are definitely optional, no pineapple and no raisins. It's a good, moist carrot cake.