unsalted butter at cool room temperature
extra-large eggs at room temperature
2Grease and flour 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 2 1/2 loaf pan.
3Line the bottom with parchment paper.
4Cream the butter and sugar on medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes, until light.
5Meanwhile, put the eggs, honey, vanilla and lemon zest in a glass measuring cup.
6With 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.
7Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder.
8Finish mixing the batter with a rubber spatula and pour it into the prepared pan. Smooth the top.
9Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
10Cool for 15 minutes, turn out on a baking rack, and cool completely.