National strawberry shortcake day is a day we honor the old time favorite cake called the shortcake. On National shortcake Day it's traditional to serve you and your family shortcake for dessert on this day. The most popular way to eat a slice of shortcake is with fresh strawberries in juice or sauce with cream on top. It's very common though to serve shortcake with any other fruit that you may have. Bananas, peaches, blueberries, blackberries raspberries will all work on top of a shortcake just fine.