Brandy in flourless choc cake?

Hi all,
I am making a triple chocolate pecan cake (flourless cake in a 9in springform pan) for my husband's birthday and it calls for 1/3 cup brandy. I don't have any at home and was wondering if it would be ok without it. I read somewhere that you could just substitute water, but I am not sure if that would change the integrity of the cake. I also know there are other alcoholic substitutions out there, but if I am going to use alcohol, I would rather just go out and purchase the brandy. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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