Is it safe for pregnant ladies and little kids to eat Italian rum cake?

Rum cake. Most of the alcohol in cakes like this evaporates while baking the cake. However, it is not all eliminated. That being said, I am of the zero tolerance alcohol group during pregnancy, so my answer would be "no" to pregnant women. You can do without rum cake for 9 months while protecting your child from a lifetime of effects of alcohol during pregnancy. Celebrate the birth with a piece of cake!