Baked Maryland Lump Crab Cakes


These baked crab cakes are authentic Maryland-style crab cakes. Many people claim to make a true Maryland crab cake, but I have lived by the Chesapeake Bay on Kent Island, MD, nearly my whole life and can say that this recipe with all lump meat with almost no filler tastes incredible!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 crab cakes


  • ¼ cup bread crumbs

  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay™

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • ¾ cup cholesterol-free egg product

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 pound lump crab meat


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  2. Combine bread crumbs, seafood seasoning, baking powder, parsley, mustard powder, and pepper in a medium bowl; set aside.

  3. Stir together egg product, butter, mayonnaise, and Worcestershire in a large bowl until smooth. Fold in crab meat, then fold in bread crumb mixture until well-blended.

  4. Shape mixture into twelve 3/4-inch-thick crab cakes and place onto the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Flip crab cakes; continue to bake until nicely browned, 10 to 15 minutes more.


To make a lighter version, omit butter, use fat-free mayonnaise, increase bread crumbs to 5 tablespoons, and use egg whites instead of regular egg product.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

92 Calories
4g Fat
3g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 344mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 220mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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