I've long adored carrot cake. It's usually paired with cream cheese frosting which I find utterly addictive, and the inclusion of carrots gives a sense that having a big slice is somehow beneficial to my health. Mental health, at least.
I have many carrot cake notches in my belt; I make it often and each time the recipe gets a little tweak. Carrot cake is a great culinary example of how cooking is a never ending quest to discover the best combinations of ingredients. Even when you're making a tried and true classic.
The last carrot cake I made didn't break all the rules, but it broke one cardinal rule of baking.