Strawberry shortcakes or strawberries and cream on angle food cake may be the classics but you can do the same thing with nearly any fruit. Shortcakes made with peaches, mangos, cantaloupe, blueberries, and raspberries are all worthy of consideration. Nor do you need be limited to standard shortcakes. Pound cakes, coffee cakes, and even chocolate cakes make great desserts. You can even top a muffin with fruit.
Pictured here is chocolate cake topped with minted raspberries. The raspberries are sweetened with minted sugar and the concoction is topped with whipped cream flavored with vanilla extract or rum flavoring. Try it.