Cook’s notes: I’m going to a Yule party, and I wanted to bring gingerbread to share. However, I wasn’t sure about bringing Drambuie Gingerbread, so I looked for an alternative recipe that doesn’t use alcohol. The only modification I made to this recipe, from gingerbread snacking cake – smitten kitchen was to replace the molasses with maple syrup. My cake came out more golden than dark brown, but it was easy to put together in a stand mixer. The top is slightly puffed, and even the raw batter smells good.