I had a DELISH coconut cake in a Thai restaurant out of town that was suuuuper soft yellow cake. It wasn't a pound cake and it didn't have large air pockets like a box mix.
The coconut flavor didn't seem to be in the cake, just the filling and icing.
To be honest, I've never had a chiffon cake , so I don't know exactly what that texture is. This cake wasn't like angel food either.
This is a crazy long shot, but just wondering if you have a recipe in your arsenal that might match that yellow cake?
I'm constantly searching the net, looking for pictures of sliced cake, just to see if it "looks" right!
Thai restaurant yellow coconut cake recipe: