Here I'll keep an up-to-date list of the cheapest places to buy your common baking ingredients such as butter, nuts, flour, sugars, eggs, dairy, vanilla, chocolate and speciality ingredients for all of your cake baking or business needs.
If you buy in bulk, then you might try the obvious places like Costco and Bookers, however I have found that it isn't always the cheapest. You might be better off shopping at places like Aldi and Tesco, or even on Amazon Subscribe & Save. But in most cases, for your basic ingredients, it's Aldi every time!
In most cases I have noted the price for the most basic/value/everyday/smartprice/essentials option. So this is not a comparison chart for the quality of the ingredients, simply the cheapest options.
Last updated April 2017 (Please comment below if you find an ingredient cheaper elsewhere!)
|Plain Flour 1.5kg||£0.45||£0.60||£0.60||£0.45||£0.45||£1.75|
|Self-Raising Flour 1.5kg||£0.45||£0.60||£0.60||£0.45||£0.45||£2.24|
|Plain Wholemeal Flour 1kg||-||£1.40||£1.40||£1.75||£1.37||£1.09||£1.25
|Caster Sugar 1kg||£0.99||£1.33||£1.70||£1.22||£1.60||£1.00|
|Icing Sugar 1kg||£1.38||£1.70||£1.70||£1.70||£1.70||£1.76|
|Light Brown Sugar 1kg||£1.38||£2.50||£2.40||£2.78||£2.42||£1.66|
|Dark Brown Sugar 1kg||£1.38||£2.50||£2.50||£2.78||£2.42||£3.00|
|Free range large eggs x12||£1.75||£2.25||£2.30||£1.95||£2.31||-|
|Unsalted Butter 250g||£1.09||£1.18||£1.30||£1.18||£1.18||-|
|Vanilla Bean Extract 100ml||-||£4.50||£4.20||£7.00||£6.66||-|