I'm making a Lady Baltimore cake the recipe called for chopped raisins and figs to be soaked in 1/2 cup of brandy can I substitute something other than liquor? This mixture goes into a frosting along with nuts and it is spread in the middle of the cake.
If your objection is merely to using liquor then I would suggest Brandy Extract, technically, yes it does contain a wee bit of alcohol, like all good extracts, but it is inconsequential. (There are several good Brandy Extracts, the link is provide as an example, not an endorsement)
If you are simply 'out of brandy' and seeking a substitute, Whiskey or Bourbon would likely carry the closest flavor profile.