It's so simple to make, but everyone will always be impressed when you show up to a barbeque or party with shortcake. My mother always made it with biscuits instead of cake, and I think that's the best way because they hold up to the juices of the berries much better.
One recipe of Easy Scones (below).
4 pints strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc.
1 quart heavy whipping cream
2 Tbs sugar
Wash the berries and slice as needed. Combine in a large bowl with 1 Tbs of the sugar, and let sit for at least an hour.
Just before serving, whip the cream with the rest of the sugar and a drop of vanilla. Serve DIY style, or assemble in layers.