Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare muffin tins with paper liners (enough for about 28 cupcakes)
Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt to a large bowl and mix them together with a whisk until combined.
Whisk the shredded carrots into the dry ingredients.
In a large liquid measuring cup (a 4-cup measuring cup if you have it, otherwise use a bowl), measure the oil and the buttermilk, and then add the eggs whisking everything together well.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk everything together until no streaks of flour appear and everything is combined.
Divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups lined with paper liners, filling them only about 2/3 full.
Bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 19-21 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into one of the cupcakes comes out clean. After baking, set the cupcake pans on a wire rack and cool them completely to room temperature.