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Tomato Upside Down Cake

1 Tablespoon water
cup sugar
1 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 Tablespoons Vodka
14 each sweet million or sungold cherry tomatoes

cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
1 ounces butter, softened
1 ounces goat cheese
cup sugar
1 egg
cup fresh tomato puree
cup buttermilk
teaspoon Vodka
1 Tablespoon chopped basil
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

In small saucepan heat water and sugar until it becomes a light honey color. Add butter, lemon juice, and Vodka. Immediately pour onto bottom of 14 greased 2 ounce aluminum containers. Cut each tomato in half and place two halves on top of caramel.

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Cream butter, goat cheese, and sugar until light. Add in egg.

Mix tomato puree, buttermilk, Vodka, basil, tomato paste, and pepper in separate bowl.

Add dry, alternating with wet ingredients. Pour on top of tomatoes in prepared containers. Bake in a 350 degree oven until puffed and done in center, 10-15 minutes.

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