what's the difference between heavy cream and heavy whipping cream

…in terms of being used as a baking ingredient

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bigpan January 2, 2012
Usually the same- depending where you live.
 
Peter January 2, 2012
To add a bit to Merrill's excellent answer, a lot of "whipping" creams have carrageenan added as a stabilizer.

I have no idea if this affects any other use of the cream though.
 

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Merrill S. January 2, 2012
"Heavy cream" and "heavy whipping cream" are the same -- they contain 36-40% butterfat. Plain "whipping cream," however, has only 30% butterfat and doesn't whip as well as heavy cream.
 
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