Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch baking pan; set aside.
Prepare cake mix according to package directions and pour batter into the prepared baking pan. Make the TOPPING:
1 brick (8-oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
dash of salt, optional
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Cream the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and salt together until well blended. Drop by tablespoonfuls over the top of the cake batter. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over all. Tap pan lightly on the countertop to set the chips.
Bake cake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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