I'm thinking I might make scazzetta del cardinale for my dad (his grandma was from Italy and taught him to bake) for his birthday. I looked through the ingredients for my list. Most of them really every day and I have them around except for Strega liquor for the soaking syrup. Now, I love liquors in baking (and otherwise) so I wouldn't mind adding to our collection. But I have two small kids and don't know if I should add 1/4 cup of liquor to the cake. It doesn't appear that the recipe calls for cooking the liquor, though I have heard that alcohol "bakes out" is a myth. I did think about cooking the liquor a bit anyway if it's not a myth. Can anyone think of a good substitute for this? It's a strawberry cream sponge cake.