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Air Fryer Dessert – Pound Cake Bites with Bailey’s Hot Fudge Sauce

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Last Updated on June 8, 2023 by Leah Hall

These air fryer pound cake bites are the perfect dippers for the Bailey’s Hot Fudge Sauce!


We wanted to do a super easy dessert with the Mealthy CrispLid Air Fryer, and these pound cake bites are what we came up with. Store bought or homemade pound cake, dipped in Bailey’s Hot Fudge sauce is so decadent! We of course wanted a boozy dessert, cause it’s what we do, and this was so tasty and easy to make!


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Dipping cake into fudge sauce in a white bowl

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Mealthy CrispLid

Counter space and kitchen storage is at a premium at our house, how about yours? It’s hard to fit it all in your kitchen, and of course your electric pressure cooker is there! Mealthy is taking your pressure cooker to the next level with the CrispLid. It’s a fun and fast way to convert any 6 or 8 quart electric pressure cooker into an air fryer.

Top Shot of fudge sauce and cake on white plate and bowl on wood surface

Mealthy’s CrispLid features easy-to-use controls, dishwasher safe accessories, and it fits on top of your pressure cooker!


There are even great recipes on the Mealthy Website, along with an app for ease of use as well!

Cake on white plate, fudge and flowers in background

We got to try out the CrispLid and of course we had to make something boozy to go with whatever we made! We knew we wanted to do a dessert, so we definitely wanted something easy. Of course, we thought right away of something dippable for a party, and these cake bites came to mind. The perfect accompaniment to these cake bites is a boozy chocolate dip, right? So we made some!

Dipping cake into fudge in white bowl

Bailey’s Chocolate Fudge Sauce

This fudge sauce is sweet and boozy, and entirely smooth and dippable. It’s a super easy fudge and is easy to warm up after being stored in the fridge. Bailey’s was a great additive to this fudge, which made it light and creamy, and boozy!


Raspberry Pound Cake

We picked a raspberry pound cake for the extra flavor of the fruit in the cake! Went really well with the easy fudge sauce! The pound cake crisped up really well in the Mealthy CrispLid, we flipped them over after the first few minutes to make sure they were toasted on all sides.

Cake bites and fudge in white bowl and on white plate

Air Fryer Dessert

Using the Mealthy CrispLid was super easy for this dessert recipe. Here’s how to use the Mealthy CrispLid with your electric pressure cooker. First, unplug your pressure cooker, and remove your pressure cooker lid. Rest the crisp lid your stainless steel inner cooking pot.


Lower the handle until you hear it click. Press the temperature button to select a cooking temp. (It goes from 300 to 500°F in 25 degree increments). Then select a cooking time.

Cake bites on white plate with fudge in white bowl

What Ingredients are Needed for the Bailey’s Hot Fudge Sauce?

  • Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Butter
  • Baking Chocolate
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Salt
  • Brown Sugar
  • Light Corn Syrup
  • Heavy Cream


Press the triangle start button to begin the cycle. The heating element lights up and cycles on and off while it cooks to maintain the selected temperature. When food is cooked, or desired crispiness, just turn off the CrispLid and place it on the silicone trivet to cool. 


CrispLid Accessories

The CrispLid air fryer comes with a 3-inch tall metal trivet, a mesh air frying basket, stainless steel tongs, and a silicone trivet. The silicone trivet is a really nice touch because the air fryer is HOT after using. It’s nice to have a dedicated, safe place to set it on.


The fryer basket only holds so much, so we did have to do 2 batches to make enough for a dessert tray. But, overall, we have made dinners in it, breakfasts, and desserts like these. The ease of use and interesting foods you can make in it have made our meals really fun!

Cake Bites and bowl of fudge on white plate

Cheers to this fabulous dessert!


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Pound cake cubes on white plate with white bowl of chocolate sauce
Yield: 10 oz

Pound Cake Bites with Bailey's Fudge Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Pound Cake Bites made crispy in the air fryer. Bailey's Fudge Sauce for dipping.


Bailey's Hot Fudge Sauce

  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 ounces baking chocolate (semi sweet)
  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 ounces Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 1 Pound Cake (any flavor, we had raspberry)


  1. Heat cream, corn syrup, sugar, cocoa powder, salt and 4 oz of chocolate over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a simmer, cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove chocolate mixture from heat, add the rest of the chocolate, butter, vanilla extract and Irish Cream.
  4. Let cool for 20-30 minutes so it can thicken.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. When warming for use, heat for 25-30 seconds.
  6. While fudge sauce is cooling, cut the pound cake into 1.5" cubes. Put in air fryer and spray generously with oil.
  7. Cook in air fryer for 6 minutes on the first side, and 4-5 after turning them over, until cake is crispy and slightly crunchy.
  8. Pair the two together and dip, and eat!


We used a raspberry pound cake.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Tbsp

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 14.4gSaturated Fat: 9.4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 35.4gFiber: 1.3gSugar: 23.6gProtein: 2.8g

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Angela's Website

Tuesday 17th of September 2019

Wowwww... This looks so delicious and like a little piece of heaven! Never thought to make pound cakes in air fryer. Your air fried Pound Cakes look so crispy and yum! I keep hearing a lot about air fryer but today i am impressed with it and planning to buy one for me. Now i am wondering how i missed this incredible air fryer till now. :) Finally pound cakes dipped in chocolate fudge sauce is a great idea and i can't stop my watery mouth. Thank you for sharing such a delicious, quick, and easy recipe that is perfect for potlucks and BBQ's!!

The 'Noms.

Tuesday 17th of September 2019

Of course! Such an easy and great dessert for all! Hope you make it and enjoy!

Trish Bozeman

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019

Ooooh we just moved into a house with very limited counter space so this sounds like a dream! Saving this recipe, thanks!

The 'Noms.

Thursday 4th of July 2019

Such a space saver, and so fun to use and make some fab recipes!


Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

Oh my! I've been on the fence about getting an air fryer...but not any more. Wow....can I think of a zillion times I would served this. Such a fun idea.


Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

I'm so excited to see this recipe! I've never even thought to do up a dessert in the air fryer before. This is such a great idea, and that spiked fudge sounds like a total hit.

The 'Noms.

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

Thanks so much! Had to try the dessert you know, LOL! It's a tasty combo for sure!


Monday 1st of July 2019

It looks like a cake and a crouton fell in love and decided to go swimming in a delicious boozy chocolate pool. Alright, maybe not my best comparison, but MAN these look good! I love the idea of a shareable cake - perfect for a party or potluck. I've been wanting to try an air-fryer for a while now, and it's encouraging to see unique recipes like this out there in the world. Cheers!

The 'Noms.

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

LOL, I love the comparison! But, I think it's an accurate one! This CrispLid is so convenient, and easy to use! Thanks!

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