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unsalted butter at cool room temperature
extra-large eggs at room temperature
Grease and flour 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 2 1/2 loaf pan.
Line the bottom with parchment paper.
Cream the butter and sugar on medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes, until light.
Meanwhile, put the eggs, honey, vanilla and lemon zest in a glass measuring cup.
With the mixer on medium-low speed, add the egg mixture, one egg at a time, scraping down the bowl and allowing each egg to become incorporated before adding the next egg.
Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder.
Finish mixing the batter with a rubber spatula and pour it into the prepared pan. Smooth the top.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool for 15 minutes, turn out on a baking rack, and cool completely.