It's very important both the cream cheese and the eggs to be at room temperature. This ensures the batter will be smooth, with no cream cheese lumps.
If desired, sprinkle 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips over the filling before baking. Then serve the cheesecake slices drizzled with chocolate syrup.
Do not rush the cooling time by removing the cheesecake from the oven. Doing so will result in deep cracks in your cheesecake.